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

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

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