Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 pulmonary embolus

Definition:

  • pulmonary embolus - blockage of an artery in the lungs by fat, air, tumor tissue, or blood clot

 

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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.

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