Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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  • nausea - feeling of sickness in the stomach with the urge to vomit
  • necrosis - death of cells or tissues through injury or disease. Usually implied to be localized.
  • nephritis - inflammation of the kidney
  • neuralgia - acute, paroxysmal, spasmodic pain along the branches of a nerve; usually the pain is a severe, stabbing sensation
  • neuropathy - abnormal and usually degenerative state affecting a peripheral nerve or nerves
  • neurosis - a mental and emotional disorder affecting only part of the personality, with a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis and does not result in disturbance of the use of language; typically accompanied by various physical, physiological, and mental disturbances such as stomachaches, headaches or anxiety
  • nocturia - frequent need to urinate during the night
  • nystagmus - rapid, involuntary movement of the eyes, which may reduce vision or be associated with other, more serious, conditions that limit vision such as optic neuritis

 

 

 

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