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

The incidence rate for non-identical twins, where one contracts Multiple Sclerosis, is approx 4%.

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