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Definition of "amyotrophic" []

  • Characterized by atrophy of the muscles (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "amyotrophic" in a sentence
  • "Due to an editing change, the original said that Lou Gehrig's disease was formerly known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)."
  • "A disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has made it difficult to walk, let alone hike."
  • "Many patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal disorder formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, may want to try the drug on their own—even though there's no evidence that it is safe or effective in patients with the disease."