Eaton-Lambert syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Eaton-Lambert syndrome

Paraneoplastic myasthenic syndrome. Is due to an alteration of the release of quanta of acetylcholine in the cleft of the neuromuscular junction due to the presence of antibodies to calcium channels. From the clinical point of view is manifested by proximal muscle weakness and fatigue. Is associated with multiple tumors, but especially small cell lung carcinomas and adenocarcinomas of the colon. View myasthenia gravis.

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