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Could you explain what is spinal muscular atrophy?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Tough pathology...

Check out: http://www.
Fightsma.Org/sma-guidebook/what-is-sma/ it is a genetic disease that causes degeneration and death of the motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord produces weakness in the muscles of swallowing, breathing, and limbs. There are different types with different severities. I hope this helps and check out that site, its a great site for general information about the disease.

In brief: Tough pathology...

Check out: http://www.
Fightsma.Org/sma-guidebook/what-is-sma/ it is a genetic disease that causes degeneration and death of the motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord produces weakness in the muscles of swallowing, breathing, and limbs. There are different types with different severities. I hope this helps and check out that site, its a great site for general information about the disease.
Dr. Robert Kent
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