Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - C

cerebral ischemia

Definition:

  • cerebral ischemia - decreased supply of blood to the brain or part of the brain caused by blockage or obstruction of the supplying blood vessels

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

In identical twins where one twin develops the disease, the likelihood of the second twin developing Multiple Sclerosis is approx 30%.

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