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 average age of diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is 37 years of age.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is currently thought to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where the body's immune system is thought to attack its own cells and therefore cause damage.... Read More