Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - F

  • facial paralysis - total loss of muscle movement in the face; paralysis of one side of the face only is known as unilateral paralysis; when both sides are affected, it is known as bilateral facial paralysis
  • fecal impaction - large mass of dry, hard stool that can develop in the rectum due to chronic constipation
  • fecal incontinence - loss of normal control of the bowels
  • flatulence - excessive gas or wind in the digestive tract
  • foot drop - condition relating to the inability to properly move the foot when walking; failure to fully lift the toes of the foot
  • furunculosis - skin condition characterized by persistent, recurring boils




Multiple Sclerosis

Gypsies and Inuit's do get Multiple Sclerosis although the incidence rate is much lower than other populations at approx 19 per 100,000.

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