Lambert-Eaton syndrome

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Related to Lambert-Eaton syndrome: myasthenia gravis, botulism
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Noun1.Lambert-Eaton syndrome - a disease seen in patients with lung cancer and characterized by weakness and fatigue of hip and thigh muscles and an aching back; caused by antibodies directed against the neuromuscular junctions
disease of the neuromuscular junction - a disease characterized by impairment of neuromuscular junctions
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Also discussed by the volume's 18 chapters are neuromuscular junction physiology and pathophysiology; acetylcholine receptor structure; immunopathogenesis of myasthenia gravis; ocular myasthenia; thymona-associated paraneoplastic myasthenia gravis; electrodiagnosis of neuromuscular junction disorders; autoantibody testing in the diagnosis and management of autoimmune disorders of neuromuscular transmission and related diseases; treatment of myasthenia gravis; neurocritical care of myasthenic crisis; thymectomy for non-thyomatous myasthenia gravis; Lambert-Eaton syndrome; acquired neuromyotonia; congenital myasthenic syndromes; toxic neuromuscular transmission disorders; and the impact of myasthenia gravis on mood, cognitive function, and quality of life.
Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at more risk of serious side effects
Many diseases, including myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome and others, are caused by a so-called autoimmune, or self-immune, process.