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

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy for people who have multiple sclerosis is growing longer with every passing year, particularly with the advancement of medical science, new drugs and better care and understanding of the disease.... Read More