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  • Symptoms Of Als
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    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Motor Neuron Disease Maladie de Charcot Lou Gehrig's Disease What is the Disease? ALS is an extremely deadly disease affecting the nerve cells that control the victim's voluntary muscles. These nerves shrink and eventually die, leaving the muscles without stimulation. As these muscles go without stimulation, they too eventually shrink and die. The victim progressively weakens to the point of complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles and some involuntary muscles, s...
  • Average Age For Diagnosis Of Als
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    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gherig's Disease) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a deadly disease of the nervous system. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS at this time affects 25,000 people in the U.S. today. One in 50,000 people will be affected in any one year. The average age for diagnosis of ALS is between 30 and 70, although there have be encases of teenagers contracting it. The average life span after diagnosis are three to 10 years, although 20 percent of those affected will ou...
  • Forearm Skin Neurons In Persons With Als
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    Excitotoxicity This theory is based on the fact that glutamate, an amino acid present in proteins, can cause neuronal cell death when present in high concentration. The specific evidence for the excitotoxic theory comes from the demonstration of decreased levels of glutamate in ALS spinal cord, with the assumption that glutamate must have been released and must have been present in high concentrations that would have been toxic. In addition, there is a decreased ability of glutamate to be taken ...
  • Causes Als Patients
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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gerhig's Disease is a neurological disease that affects as many as 30,000 Americans, and with 5,000 new cases occurring in the United States each year. It is a degenerative fatal disease that weakens and destroys motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain, preventing them from sending impulses to muscles. The nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord gradually deteriorate, which cause the muscles they control to weaken, leading to paralysis. Pe...
  • Greatest Medical Work Of Al Razi
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    The well-known writer George Sarto n says in his Introduction to the History of Science that "Rhazes was the greatest physician of Islam and the Medieval Ages. ' And the Encyclopedia of Islam remarks that "Rhazes remained up to the 17th century the indisputable authority of medicine. ' The Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO), May 1970, pays tribute to him by stating: "His writings on smallpox and measles show originality and accuracy, and his essay on infectious diseases was the firs...

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