Mitochondrial disease

Definition

noun

A disease resulting from dysfunctional mitochondria that may arise due to mutations in the mitochondrial or nuclear DNA.


Supplement

Mitochondrial diseases may be acquired or inherited. Some of the diseases being linked to dysfunctional mitochondria include DAD (diabetes mellitus and deafness), myoneurogenic gastrointestinal encephalopathy, and subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy.


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