Definitions for lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    An autoimmune disease characterized by weakness and fatigability of proximal muscles, particularly of the pelvic girdle, lower extremities, trunk, and shoulder girdle. There is relative sparing of extraocular and bulbar muscles. CARCINOMA, SMALL CELL of the lung is a frequently associated condition, although other malignancies and autoimmune diseases may be associated. Muscular weakness results from impaired impulse transmission at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Presynaptic calcium channel dysfunction leads to a reduced amount of acetylcholine being released in response to stimulation of the nerve. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp 1471)


Find a translation for the lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 Mar. 2015. < myasthenic syndrome>.

Are we missing a good definition for lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.