Striated Muscle Disorder (Myasthenia Gravis)

  • James W. Jefferson
  • John R. Marshall
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disease characterized by voluntary muscle weakness and fatigability which increases with use of the involved muscles and improves with rest.


Periodic Paralysis Myasthenic Patient Bulbar Muscle Anticholinesterase Agent Anticholinesterase Drug 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Jefferson
    • 1
  • John R. Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMadisonUSA

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