Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - U

  • ulcerative colitis - an inflammatory bowel disease of unknown origin involving the colon and rectal mucosa
  • urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, the tube which carries urine from the bladder; usually the result of an infection
  • urinary incontinence - inability to control urination; involuntary or spontaneous urination
  • urinary retention - urine retained in the bladder; usually relating to the inability to pass urine despite the urge to do so
  • urticaria - hives - red, itchy, raised areas of the skin of varying shapes and sizes usually in response to an allergen
  • uterine fibroids - fibrous, non-cancerous, growths within the uterus
  • uterine fibroids enlarged - enlargement of uterine fibroids
  • uterine neoplasm - abnormal growth of tissue within the uterus (the most common type of neoplasm in the uterus is fibroids)

 

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

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