Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 proctitis

Definition:

  • proctitis - inflammation of the rectum or anus; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; often associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

 

| 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

Depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts have been reported to occur with increased frequency in patients receiving interferon compounds to treat multiple sclerosis, inc. Avonex, Betaseron and Rebif.

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