Select the correct statement regarding the specific disorder of muscular or skeletal system.
Muscular dystrophy - age-related shortening of muscles
Osteoporosis-decrease in bone mass and higher chances of fractures with advancing age
Myasthenia gravis - autoimmune disorder which inhibits sliding of myosin filaments
Gout - inflammation of joints due to extra deposition of calcium
The correct statement regarding the specific disorder of the muscular or skeletal system is: Osteoporosis - decrease in bone mass and higher chances of fractures with advancing age.
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by weakened bones, making them fragile and more susceptible to fractures. It happens when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. As a result, the bone density decreases, and the bone becomes porous and brittle.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic disorders characterized by progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. It doesn’t involve age-related shortening of muscles but rather a genetic mutation affecting muscle structure and function.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the communication between nerves and muscles, causing muscle weakness and fatigue. It doesn’t inhibit the sliding of myosin filaments but rather affects the neuromuscular junction.
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, leading to inflammation and intense pain. It’s not related to extra deposition of calcium but rather the buildup of uric acid.