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

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

The risk among the general population of contracting Multiple Sclerosis is approx 1 in 800.

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