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Meaning of AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
 
 Synonyms: ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease
 
 See Also: induration, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder, sclerosis

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A disease of unknown cause affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to muscular wasting.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This is the most frequent form of the progressive nerve disorders affecting the brain, brain stem and spinal cord, usually appearing when a person is 50-70 years old. It is sometimes associated with dementia and Parkinson's disease.
 

 

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