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Noun: Werdnig-Hoffman disease
  1. Autosomal recessive disease in which the degeneration of spinal nerve cells and brain nerve cells leads to atrophy of skeletal muscles and flaccid paralysis; death usually occurs in early childhood

Type of: autosomal recessive defect, autosomal recessive disease

Encyclopedia: Werdnig-Hoffman disease