multiple sclerosis

noun

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

Examples of multiple sclerosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That did not include Central Jail inmate Scott Buckalew, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2021 Money raised also goes toward Meat Bike, a program that buys bikes for athletes living with multiple sclerosis. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 3 May 2021 Norwood has multiple sclerosis and is in poor health, according to police. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Mar. 2021 For a decade, Jennifer Crow has taken care of her elderly parents, who have multiple sclerosis. Sarah Kwon, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2021 On top of that, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004. al, 7 Apr. 2021 Someone with multiple sclerosis could go decades without much difficulty but run into issues later in life requiring additional care. Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 In mouse trials, synthetic-mRNA therapies have been shown to slow and reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 One of the participants who fell ill was later found to have an undiagnosed case of multiple sclerosis. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2021

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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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29 May 2021

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“Multiple sclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiple%20sclerosis. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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multiple sclerosis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of multiple sclerosis

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

multiple sclerosis

noun

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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