Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - A

 achalasia

Definition:

  • achalasia - obstruction of the esophagus that develops due to failure of the esophagogastric sphincter to relax, causing the upper esophagus to fill with retained food.

 

| abnormal gait | abscess | achalasia | acute brain syndrome | adenoma | agitation | alcohol intolerance | anaphylactoid | angina pectoris | anuria | apathy | aphasia | aphthous stomatitis | apnea | arrhythmia | arthritis | arthrosis | ascites | asthenia | asthma | ataxia | atelectasis | atrial fibrillation |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

In 1936, only 8% of patients with Multiple Sclerosis were reported to survive beyond 20 years after onset of illness.

MS Drugs

It should be noted that the multiple sclerosis drugs currently in use to treat MS are immunomodulatory. This means the approved drugs used specifically in the treatment of multiple sclerosis have a direct effect on the workings and efficiency of the normal immune system... Read More