Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - K

  • keratoconjunctivitis - dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea which may cause the cornea to become thickened and a loss of visual acuity
  • ketosis - an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body in conditions of reduced or disturbed carbohydrate metabolism such as is found in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • kidney calculus - kidney stone; presence of the a stone (calculus) formed within the kidney
  • kidney failure - inability of the kidneys to excrete waste products, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes
  • kidney tubular disorder - renal tubular acidosis - the inability of the kidneys to properly or adequately remove acids from the blood




Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if your father has the disease is approx 1 in 100.

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