Neuromuscular Disease Information
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The muscular dystrophies are a group of diseases that cause weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles.
A myopathy is a disease of muscle in which the muscle fibres do not function properly, resulting in muscular weakness.
Motor neuron diseases
In motor neuron disease, nerve cells called motor neurons progressively lose function, causing the muscles they control to become weak and then non-functional.
Neuromuscular junction diseases
Neuromuscular junction disorders result from the destruction, malfunction or absence of one or more key proteins involved in the transmission of signals between muscles and nerves.
Peripheral nerve diseases
In peripheral nerve diseases, the motor and sensory nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body are affected, causing impaired sensations, movement or other functions.