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

10% of cases of Multiple Sclerosis are diagnosed after the age of fifty.

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