Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - Ha - Hi

  • hallucinations - sensory perceptions that are unrelated to the external world and are entirely false
  • heart failure - condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood at an adequate rate or in adequate volume, resulting in gradual or rapid congestion of the lungs, shortness of breath, enlarged liver. Death.
  • hematemesis - the vomiting of blood
  • hematuria - presence of blood in the urine, often the result of a urinary tract infection
  • hemiplegia - paralysis affecting one side of the body only
  • hemoptysis - coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicating a severe infection or bleeding from the larynx, trachea, bronchi, or lungs
  • hepatic neoplasia - formation of new growth, usually cancerous, in the liver
  • hepatitis - inflammation of the liver; usually in response to infectious or toxic agent
  • hepatomegaly - abnormal enlargement of the liver
  • hernia - a protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, such as part of the the intestine
  • hiccup - spasm of the diaphragm
  • hirsutism - abnormal heavy hair growth




Multiple Sclerosis

Approx 50,000 people in Canada have Multiple Sclerosis.

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