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Muscle biopsy

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muscle biopsy --> biopsy, muscle

(Science: investigation, procedure, surgery) A procedure which involves the removal of a small specimen of muscle tissue for microscopic analysis.

A muscle biopsy is used to distinguish between neurological and myopathic (muscle disease) disorders, identify muscular dystrophy, diagnose muscle infections and identify connective tissue disorders (necrotising vasculitis).