Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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  • spider angioma - dilation of tiny capillaries (blood vessels), usually affecting the skin, with a central red dot from which the blood vessels radiate
  • splenomegaly - abnormal enlargement of the spleen beyond its normal size
  • stomach ulcer - an ulcer within the stomach
  • stupor - state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked reduction in capacity, particularly to external stimuli
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding within the skull, between the arachnoid and pia membranes.
  • subdural hematoma - rapidly clotting blood collecting below the inner layer of the dura but external to the brain and arachnoid membrane
  • syncope - brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure and lack of oxygen to the brain

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

In 1961, over 80% of Multiple Sclerosis patients were reported surviving to 20 years after onset of illness.

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