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Mitochondrial disease

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noun

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


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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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