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Secondary Progressive Ms
766 wordsMultiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease of the central nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. Both have nerve fibers that are wrapped in a myelin sheath. In MS, the myelin sheath becomes inflamed and gradually is destroyed. With the destruction of the myelin sheath comes an array of symptoms that may include numbness or tingling, balance problems, weakness, muscle spasms, and blurred vision. Anyone can develop MS, but many patients share the following...
Mission Of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
303 wordsMultiple Sclerosis 6560 Fannin, Suite 1224 Houston, TX 77030 (713) 798-Mission: The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. Providing accurate, up-to-date information to individuals with MS, their families, and healthcare providers is central to our mission. The organization is to prevent and cure MS, and to improve the lives of all people affected with MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds research, publishes scient...
Symptoms Of Ms
1,577 wordsThe name itself is revealing: multiple, more than one, and sclerosis, which refers to areas of sclerotic (scarred) tissue. Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the white matter of the central nervous system. These areas of sclerosis, also referred to as lesions or plaques, occur in the white matter of the central nervous system. Gray matter consists primarily of nerve cells. Axons (nerve fibers) are the connections between the cell body and the muscles, sensory organs, and primary or...
862 wordsMultiple Sclerosis, MS for short, effects approximately 5 in 10,000 people, and my step-mom Kathy happens to be one of the unlucky few (Roger 5). MS is a disease that strikes the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal chord. These two organs control the movement and function of the entire body. Inside the body of a person with MS the tube that sends signals throughout the body is either partially of fully blocked, leaving the victim with for starters, impaired vision, str...
Of The Symptoms Of Ms
1,702 words3/25/03 Anatomy Period 1 Multiple Sclerosis My aunt has had Multiple Sclerosis for about 11 years now. She started showing symptoms when she was 27. I remember the day that I walked into my parent's room to find my mom on the phone crying. I stayed to listen to the conversation and when she was off the phone she told me what was going on. All I could do at that point was remember all of the times we went on bike rides and had a lot of fun. It was a really bad feeling knowing that we would never ...
Result Of The Primary Symptoms
386 wordsWhat is MS I chose the topic of MS because three years ago my mother was diagnosed with this disease. Not a lot of people know very much about MS. MS stands for multiple sclerosis. It is a very disabling disease that I have learned a lot about over the past few years. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and even sometimes disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS can suddenly attack your body, and often it is misdiagnosed. There are many symptoms to MS. A few initial ones are difficultly w...
Ms The Disease
1,675 wordsMultiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that bewilders us all... The reason why I chose this diseases was because my mother has been diagnosed for two years already. She's slowly but surely recovering but they still haven't found the right medicine to get herself back on her feet. Scientist today still have no known cause for it yet. They do know that MS (multiple sclerosis) is a disease where the myelin breaks down and is replaced by scar tissue. The demyelination can slow down or bl...
Ms Susceptibility Genes
4,509 wordsMultipleDiseses Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that randomly attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The progress, severity and specific symptoms of the disease can not be predicted; symptoms may range from tingling and numbness to paralysis and blindness. MS is a devastating disease because people live with its unpredictable physical and emotional effects for the rest of their lives. MS is a well-known disease, but poorly und...
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