Myasthenia gravis

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Myasthenia Gravis – Definition

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder. The signal from the nerves to the muscles is blocked. As a result, the muscle cannot move and become increasingly weaker.

Symptoms may grow more severe over time. This is a potentially serious condition. MG requires care from your doctor. If you suspect you have this condition, contact your doctor immediately.

Muscle strain

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(Pulled Muscle; Strain, Muscle)

Muscle Strain – Definition

A muscle strain is an injury (partial tear) that damages the internal structure of the muscle. The tearing may be so small that one could only see it with a microscope or the tearing may be severe enough to cause internal bleeding and cause some muscle fibers to lengthen. If the damaged parts of the muscle actually pull away from each other, it is called a muscle rupture.

Multiple Sclerosis – Adult

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Multiple Sclerosis – Definition

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. It is a chronic condition that can be disabling.

There are several types of MS:

  • Relapsing-remitting MS — Symptoms suddenly reappear periodically. They last for a few weeks or months, then go back into remission (a period with no symptoms). Symptoms may get worse with each occurrence.
  • Primary progressive MS — Symptoms gradually worsen after symptoms first appear. Relapses and remissions usually do not occur.
  • Secondary progressive MS — After years of relapses and remissions, symptoms suddenly begin to progressively worsen.
  • Progressive relapsing MS — Symptoms gradually worsen after symptoms first appear. One or more relapses may also occur.

Hip Fracture

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Hip fracture – Definition

A hip fracture is a break in the thigh bone just below the hip joint. The hip joint consists of a ball at the top of the thigh bone (femur) and a rounded socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur in the neck of the femur 1-2 inches below the ball portion of the hip.

Groin Strain

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(Adductor Strain; Groin Pull; Pulled Groin; Pulled Groin Muscle; Strain, Adductor; Strain, Groin)

Groin Strain – Definition

A groin strain is a partial tear of the small fibers of the adductor muscles. The adductors are a group of three muscles located on the inner side of the thigh. They start in the groin area and run down the inner thigh to attach to the inner side of the knee.