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.

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

Approx 50,000 people in Canada have Multiple Sclerosis.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is currently thought to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where the body's immune system is thought to attack its own cells and therefore cause damage.... Read More