Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 pericardial effusion

Definition:

  • pericardial effusion - build up of fluid within the pericardial sac (the sac which lines the heart and large valves)

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

In 1936, only 8% of patients with Multiple Sclerosis were reported to survive beyond 20 years after onset of illness.

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