A 21-year-old member asked:
What is spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Muscles need nerves: Our muscles need the nerves that supply them or they get weak and "atropy." if the breathing muscles get so weak, then one can not breath and will have respiratory distress where the body can not move air or get rid of air. Hope this helps! take care!
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Last updated Feb 13, 2015
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