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Muscle Weakness MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Muscle Weakness
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.515
C10.597.613.593
C23.550.695
C23.888.592.608.593
Unique ID
D018908
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018908
Annotation
general or unspecified as a clinical state or clinical manifestation; specific muscular or neuromuscular diseases of which this is a manifestation are also available; do not confuse "myasthenia" (my-, muscle and asthenia, weakness) in foreign titles with "muscle weakness": it is more likely to refer to MYASTHENIA GRAVIS; do not confuse with MUSCLE HYPOTONIA or MUSCLE FATIGUE
Scope Note
A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
Entry Term(s)
Muscular Weakness
NLM Classification #
WE 550
Previous Indexing
Muscular Diseases (1966-1995)
See Also
Asthenia
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/12/27
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Muscle Weakness Preferred
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