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Question 1: Physical therapy to prevent contractures and maintain muscle tone, orthoses (orthopedic appliances used for support) and corrective ________ may be needed to improve the quality of life in some cases.
Specialty (medicine)Organ transplantInfectious diseaseOrthopedic surgery

Question 2: In the following decade, French neurologist Guillaume Duchenne gave a comprehensive account of 13 boys with the most common and severe form of the disease (which now carries his name — ________).
Becker's muscular dystrophyX-linked myotubular myopathyDuchenne muscular dystrophyCentronuclear myopathy

Question 3: Some types of muscular dystrophy can affect the heart, causing cardiomyopathy or ________.
Supraventricular tachycardiaMyocardial infarctionCardiac dysrhythmiaAtrial fibrillation

Question 4: Muscular dystrophies at the ________
Open Directory ProjectTime WarnerJim BarksdaleLife (magazine)

Question 5: Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a less severe variant of ________ and is caused by the production of a truncated, but partially functional form of dystrophin.
Centronuclear myopathyDuchenne muscular dystrophyX-linked myotubular myopathyBecker's muscular dystrophy

Question 6: Some forms of congenital muscular dystrophy show severe brain malformations, such as lissencephaly and ________.
Central nervous system cystSyringomyeliaHydrocephalusPorencephaly

Question 7: The cardiac problems that occur with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy and ________ may require a pacemaker.
Myotonic dystrophyDuchenne muscular dystrophyFacioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophyOculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

Question 8: ________, occupational therapy, orthotic intervention, speech therapy and orthopedic instruments (e.g., wheelchairs, standing frames) may be helpful.
Physical therapyNutritionSpeech and language pathologyMassage

Question 9: ________ assists the individual with MD in engaging in his/her activities of daily living (self-feeding, self-care activities, etc) and leisure activities at the most independent level possible.
PsychologyDietitianOccupational therapyAllied health professions

Question 10: Muscular dystrophy (abbreviated MD) refers to a group of ________ muscle diseases that weaken the muscles that move the human body.
Most recent common ancestorHeredityMatrilinealityGenealogy


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