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)

 

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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.

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