multiple sclerosis

noun

: a demyelinating disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord and associated especially with partial or complete paralysis and jerking muscle tremor

Examples of multiple sclerosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Ohio couple Josh and Lauren Adkins vowed to stand beside each other in sickness and in health neither could have imagined they’d both be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Susan Young, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 The biggest moments of the 2024 Emmy Awards The 75th annual Emmy Awards broadcast started on a high note Monday night thanks to an emotional, self-deprecating address by actor Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021. USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 Having Christina Applegate, who revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2021, come out to the stage for a standing ovation was a classy moment. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 Patients with licenses to consume medicinal cannabis have qualifying illnesses such as cancer, Crohn's, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, dementia, epilepsy, autism and post-trauma stress disorder. Theara Coleman, theweek, 14 Jan. 2024 Van Vliet died in 2010 at age 69 after complications from multiple sclerosis. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2024 The audience in attendance also gave plenty of love to presenter and nominee Christina Applegate, who previously stated she is all but done with on-camera work due to multiple sclerosis. Joe Otterson, Variety, 16 Jan. 2024 Years later, the Waller family movies in: Ray (Wyatt Russell), a former baseball player whose career was cut short by multiple sclerosis; his wife, Eve (Kerry Condon); teenage daughter Izzy (Amelie Hoeferle); and his not-so-athletic 12-year old son Elliot (Gavin Warren). Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Jan. 2024 These diseases include more than 100 lifelong and costly illnesses such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Olivia Casey, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiple sclerosis was in 1885

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“Multiple sclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiple%20sclerosis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

multiple sclerosis

noun
: a disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or spinal cord resulting in symptoms (as weakness or paralysis in the arms or legs or loss of balance and muscle coordination) that usually come and go

Medical Definition

multiple sclerosis

noun
: a demyelinating disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord and associated especially with partial or complete paralysis and jerking muscle tremor
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