multiple sclerosis


Definition of multiple sclerosis 

: 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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The firm had previously gained market approval in the United Kingdom for another cannabis derivative, for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Lizzie Johnson,, "Berkeley boy was ‘Patient X’ in first FDA-approved medicine derived from marijuana," 8 July 2018 Also, those with serious medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis, cancer and epilepsy, testified how the drug has helped them. Bob Sandrick,, "North Royalton permanently bans growing, processing, selling medical marijuana," 1 May 2018 On April 28, more than 11,000 cyclists will cycle the roads of Texas between Houston and Austin to raise money toward multiple sclerosis (MS) research. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle, "From space-themed to '80s-inspired: These are the team jerseys of BP MS 150 riders," 11 Apr. 2018 It can be prescribed by doctors, most often to sufferers from multiple sclerosis (MS). The Economist, "Britain’s stringent rules on medical cannabis harm patients," 15 Mar. 2018 Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012. People Staff,, "Jack Osbourne Explains How His Children Help Him Get Out of His MS Depression," 14 June 2018 Pusha then brings his focus to Drizzy's right-hand producer, OVO 40, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Pusha T & Drake's Feud, Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music Domination, XXXTentacion's Death, 'Scorpion' & More: Recapping a Wild 40 Days in Hip-Hop," 2 July 2018 Police say the driver, Dorothy Bruns, a 44-year-old who reportedly suffers from multiple sclerosis, apparently had a seizure while stopped at a red light. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Broadway's Ruthie Ann Miles improving after NYC car collision killed her daughter and second child," 8 Mar. 2018 Flora Rranxburgaj, 44, of Southgate, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, speaks inside Central United Methodist Church, about how her husband, Ded Rranxburgaj, 48, takes care of her. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "ICE: Immigrant staying in Detroit church is a fugitive," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of multiple sclerosis

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiple sclerosis was in 1885

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English Language Learners Definition of multiple sclerosis

medical : a disease of the nervous system that causes the gradual loss of muscle control

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Medical Definition of multiple sclerosis 

: 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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