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

In 1961, over 80% of Multiple Sclerosis patients were reported surviving to 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