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Descriptor English:   Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies 
Descriptor Spanish:   Encefalomiopatías Mitocondriales 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Encefalomiopatias Mitocondriais 
Synonyms English:   Encephalomyopathies, Mitochondrial
Encephalomyopathy, Mitochondrial
Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy  
Tree Number:   C05.651.460.620
C10.228.140.163.540
C10.668.491.500.500
C18.452.132.540
C18.452.660.560.620
Definition English:   A heterogenous group of disorders characterized by alterations of mitochondrial metabolism that result in muscle and nervous system dysfunction. These are often multisystemic and vary considerably in age at onset (usually in the first or second decade of life), distribution of affected muscles, severity, and course. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp984-5) 
Indexing Annotation English:   GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; coord with specific dysfunction if pertinent
History Note English:   1993 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   30655 
Unique Identifier:   D017237 

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