Medical Dictionary: ALS


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ALS: Another name for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
ALS (condition): Degenerative disease of the nerves affecting muscles.

ALS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease affecting as many as 20,000 Americans with 5,000 new cases occurring in the United States each year. The disorder belongs to a class of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. 1

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

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