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Noun: limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
  1. An autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages

Type of: autosomal recessive defect, autosomal recessive disease, dystrophy, muscular dystrophy

Encyclopedia: Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy