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

 

 

 

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