Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - B

  • balanitis - inflammation of the head of the penis usually as a result of infection
  • blepharitis - inflammation of the eyelids
  • blindness - being without sight; or, having a maximal visual acuity after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).
  • brain edema - excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain; causes include trauma, tumor, and increased permeability of capillaries as a result of anoxia or exposure to toxic substances
  • breast engorgement - the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk
  • bursitis - inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and surrounding tissue, or between a tendon and bone

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is five times more prevalent in temperate climates than in tropical climates.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly. There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis. Additionally, symptoms of multiple sclerosis tend to vary considerably from one person to another and also to be distant in time... Read More