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Subject - Biochemistry, Medicine, Immunology

Lambert-Eaton syndrome (or LEMS for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome) has similar effects to myasthenia gravis, and is likewise an autoimmune disease. In cases of Lambert-Eaton syndrome, antibodies against voltage-dependent calcium channels are formed in the area of the presynaptic membrane, which significantly impairs transmission of nerve signals to the muscles.

See also: myasthenia gravis