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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Facts on Spinal Muscular Atrophy for SMA Month
By Jeff Hayward Children

Facts on Spinal Muscular Atrophy for SMA Month

Spinal muscular atrophy is a neurodegenerative disease that causes the misfiring of neurons in the spine from the lack of an essential protein. This leads to atrophy (wasting away) of the skeletal muscles as well as overall weakness, explains the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).   The disease has one umbrella name, but […]

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