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.
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.
More information on medical condition: Multiple Sclerosis:
- Introduction: Multiple Sclerosis
- Basic Summary for Multiple Sclerosis
- Types of Multiple Sclerosis
- Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
- Complications of Multiple Sclerosis
- Diagnostic Tests for Multiple Sclerosis
- Misdiagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
- Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
1. excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS
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