RALPH W. BARRIS, M.D., Ph.D.
The neuromuscular disorders belong to a clinical group in which the cardinal signs and symptoms are related to a progressive wasting of muscles. As a group, these disorders are etiologically vague and pathogenically unspecific. In the broader classification of neuromuscular disorders, there are included those states characterized by some demonstrable alteration in the anterior horn cells, or in their peripheral processes, or by some alteration in structure in the muscle fibers, per se. The designation "progressive muscular atrophy," or the alternative designation "progressive spinal (or nuclear) muscular atrophy," is usually employed to designate that group of muscle wasting states
BARRIS RW. PANCREATIC ADENOMA (HYPERINSULINISM) ASSOCIATED WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:124–129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-1-124
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(1):124-129.
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