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date: 01 October 2020

Weakness is a common complaint. Most patients use the term weakness to imply fatigue, general illness, or myalgias. Determining whether a patient has actual neuromuscular weakness can be a diagnostic challenge. Disease of the motor system can occur at all levels of the nervous system. This chapter considers disorders of the lower motor neuron, including disorders of muscle (myopathies), the neuromuscular junction, and motor nerves.

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