Causes of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


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Cause of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: ALS occurs when specific nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary movement gradually degenerate. The loss of these motor neurons causes the muscles under their control to weaken and waste away, leading to paralysis. 1

Related information for causes of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Further relevant information on causes of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may be found in the risk factors for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and underlying causes of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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1. excerpt from NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS

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