Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - H

hernia

Definition:

  • hernia - a protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, such as part of the the intestine

 

| hallucinations | heart failure | hematemesis | hematuria | hemiplegia | hemoptysis | hepatic neoplasia | hepatitis | hepatomegaly | hernia | hiccup | hirsutism | hives | hydrocephalus | hypalgesia | hyperesthesia | hyperventilation | hypoglycemic reaction | hypotension | hypothermia | hypothyroidism | hypoventilation | hypoxia |

 

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