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

In the UK, approx 70,000 people have Multiple Sclerosis.

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