Medical Dictionary: MS


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MS: Another name for Multiple Sclerosis.
MS (condition): Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.

MS: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a life-long chronic disease diagnosed primarily in young adults. During an MS attack, inflammation occurs in areas of the white matter of the central nervous system (nerve fibers that are the site of MS lesions) in random patches called plaques. This process is followed by destruction of myelin, which insulates nerve cell fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin facilitates the smooth, high-speed transmission of electrochemical messages between the brain, the spinal cord, and the rest of the body. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS

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