Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - i

  • ileus - obstruction of the bowel, characterized by distension, vomiting and pain
  • impotence - the inability of the man to have sex
  • inappropriate ADH - inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), which suppresses the rate of urine production.
  • incoordination - a lack of coordination of movements
  • interstitial pneumonia - chronic lung disease affecting the interstitial (connective) tissue of the lungs
  • intestinal obstruction - obstruction of a part or parts of the intestinal tract
  • intracranial hypertension - abnormally high pressure caused by the buildup or poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid in the subarachnoid space surrounding the brain. Also called pseudotumor cerebri
  • iritis - inflammation of the iris of the eye

 

 

 

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.

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