Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 ptosis

Definition:

  • ptosis - drooping of a muscle; usually applied to drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness

 

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

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