Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 pneumothorax

Definition:

  • pneumothorax - abnormal accumulation of air or gas in the pleural space (the space surrounding the lungs)

 

| palpitation | pancreatitis | papilledema | paralysis | paranoid reaction | parosmia | pericardial effusion | periodontal abscess | peritonitis | petechia | photophobia | photosensitivity | pleural effusion | pneumonia | pneumothorax | polyuria | postural hypotension | proctitis | psoriasis | psychosis | ptosis | pulmonary embolus |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if your mother has the disease is approx 1 in 50.

MS Drugs

It should be noted that the multiple sclerosis drugs currently in use to treat MS are immunomodulatory. This means the approved drugs used specifically in the treatment of multiple sclerosis have a direct effect on the workings and efficiency of the normal immune system... Read More