Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - O

  • oculogyric crisis - a spasmodic attack; marked by fixation of the eyeballs in one position, usually upward. Also called oculogyric spasm
  • oliguria - abnormal decrease in the production of urine
  • ophthalmoplegia - paralysis of the motor nerves of the eye resulting in loss of some, or all, muscle movements of the eye
  • oral leukoplakia - a condition, commonly considered precancerous, in which thickened white spots or patches occur on the mucous membranes especially of the mouth and vulva
  • oral moniliasis - infection of the mouth with the fungus (yeast) Candida albicans
  • otitis externa - inflammation of the ear often involving the external part of the auditory canal usually in response to an infection
  • otitis media - inflammation of the middle ear (the area behind the eardrum) usually in response to an infection

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if a first-degree relative (father, mother, sibling) has the disease, is approx 1% - 3% overall.

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