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Myasthenia gravis is disease that causes weakness in the muscles under your control. It happens because of a problem in communication between your nerves and muscles. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease. Your body's own immune system makes antibodies that block or change some of the nerve signals to your muscles. This makes your muscles weaker.

Common symptoms are trouble with eye and eyelid movement, facial expression and swallowing. But it can also affect other muscles. The weakness gets worse with activity, and better with rest..

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  1. Myasthenia Gravis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Myasthenia gravis is disease that causes weakness in the muscles under your control. It happens because of a problem in communication between your nerves and muscles. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease. Your body's own immune ...
  2. Myasthenia Gravis Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Myasthenia Gravis Introduction Myasthenia gravis is a disease that affects the muscles, causing them to become weak. Medication ... and symptoms of this disease are reviewed also. Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia gravis is a disease that causes weakness ...
  3. ... Name __________________________________________________ Phone ( _______ ) ____________ or ( _______ ) _____________ Other Medical Conditions: ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ Current Medications: ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ MYASTHENIA GRAVIS MEDICATION INFORMATION CARD Drugs to be Avoided or ... the MGFA web site; reference document “Medications and Myasthenia Gravis (A Reference for Health Care Professionals.” www.myasthenia. ...
  4. Neuromusclar disorder - myasthenia gravis ... Myasthenia gravis is a type of autoimmune disorder . An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks ...
  5. Genetics Home Reference: Myasthenia gravis From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gov Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Myasthenia gravis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed July 2012 What is myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a disorder that causes weakness ...
  6. Myasthenia Gravis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... Where can I get more information? What is myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease ... limb movements may also be affected. What causes myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is caused by a defect in ...
  7. Resources - myasthenia gravis ... The following organizations provide information on myasthenia gravis : Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America - www.myasthenia.org National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/ ...
  8. Myasthenia Gravis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page Condensed from Myasthenia Gravis Fact Sheet Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease ...
  9. Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America)  
    ... vision of a world without MG. What is myasthenia gravis (MG)? Myasthenia gravis (pronounced My-as-theen-ee-a Grav-us) ... these questions, you need to participate in the Myasthenia Gravis Research Foundation’s upcoming webinar on MG and Pregnancy , ...
  10. Employees with Myasthenia Gravis (Office of Disability Employment Policy)  
    ... SOAR) at http://AskJAN.org/soar. Information about Myasthenia Gravis (MG) How prevalent is MG? According to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, approximately 14 out of 100, ...
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