Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - A

 atelectasis

Definition:

  • atelectasis - collapse of part of the lung caused by blockage to the airway (bronchioles) or by sustained shallow breathing

 

| 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

The risk of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if your father has the disease is approx 1 in 100.

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