Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - M

melena

Definition:

  • melena - the passage of dark tarry stools containing blood that has been subject to partial digestion; usually an indication of bleeding in the upper part of the digestive tract, especially the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum

 

| maculopapular rash | malaise | manic reaction | melena | meningitis | muscle atrophy | myalagia | mydriasis | myocardial infarct | myopathy | myositis |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

Gypsies and Inuit's do get Multiple Sclerosis although the incidence rate is much lower than other populations at approx 19 per 100,000.

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