Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - L

  • leg cramps - muscle spasms in the leg
  • leukoderma - vitiligo - loss of skin pigmentation, usually occurring in patches
  • leukorrhea - thick, whitish or yellow-white discharge from the vagina, usually the result of an infection of the mucous membranes of the uterus or vagina
  • libido decreased - decreased sexual drive
  • lichenoid dermatitis - form of neurodermatitis; characterized by intense itching (pruritus) with exudative, weeping patches on the skin scattered irregularly over most of the body, many of which are of the eczematous type and undergo lichenification
  • lung edema - pulmonary edema - build up of fluid within the lungs
  • lymphocytic - pertaining to any of the colorless cells of the blood




Multiple Sclerosis

Depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts have been reported to occur with increased frequency in patients receiving interferon compounds to treat multiple sclerosis, inc. Avonex, Betaseron and Rebif.

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