See Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. A fatal, neuromuscular disease that causes rapid deterioration of minor cells in the brain and spinal cord, ultimately leading to impairment of mobility, speech, and respiratory functions. It is more commonly known as Lou Gerhig's disease.
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
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. a terminal neurological disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of motor cells in the spinal cord and brain. It is often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease."
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. A progressive disease of unknown etiology involving the motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. In ALS the long nerve fibers that run from the spinal cord to the leg muscles and the chest muscles become withered and stop functioning. The muscles become weaker and weaker. When ALS progresses, patients can become paralyzed and die because even the muscles that control breathing will stop working. The mind and memory are not affected. ALS is often called Lou Gehrig's disease after a famous baseball player who got ALS and died when he was in his thirties.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a form of neurodegenerative disease. Known in the USA as Lou Gehrig's disease.
A serious neurologic disease that results from the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons.
Abbreviation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. A progressive and fatal disorder affecting nerve cells that involves overactivation of glutamate receptors.