Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - V

 ventricular fibrillation

Definition:

  • ventricular fibrillation - An often fatal form of arrhythmia characterized by rapid, irregular twitching of the ventricles of the heart in place of normal contractions, with loss of pulse

 

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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.

MS Drugs

It should be noted that the multiple sclerosis drugs currently in use to treat MS are immunomodulatory. This means the approved drugs used specifically in the treatment of multiple sclerosis have a direct effect on the workings and efficiency of the normal immune system... Read More