Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - A

 aphasia

Definition:

  • aphasia - loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

The incidence rate for non-identical twins, where one contracts Multiple Sclerosis, is approx 4%.

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