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  1. Werdnig-Hoffman diseasenoun

    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


  1. werdnig-hoffman disease

    Werdnig-Hoffman disease, also known as spinal muscular atrophy type 1, is a severe genetic disorder characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy due to the loss of the motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem. Affected infants often have difficulty controlling head movements, swallowing, and in severe cases, even breathing. The disease usually begins in infancy and progresses rapidly, often leading to early death due to respiratory failure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of werdnig-hoffman disease in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of werdnig-hoffman disease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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