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

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The actress publicly revealed that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October Selma Blair is dealing with a painful multiple sclerosis flare, but her optimism and strength haven’t waned. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Selma Blair Is Dealing with ‘Pain’ but ‘Riding the Wave of It’ as She Manages Her MS," 8 July 2019 Sharon Radom, who died in 2014, had severe multiple sclerosis, needed caregiver assistance and was often confused and unaware of her surroundings. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Claim: My husband helped attorney Mike Morse hide MRI center money," 19 June 2019 The drug is approved for 19 indications, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney disease. Wayne Drash, CNN, "Mallinckrodt paid 'kickbacks' to keep drug price high, and stuck taxpayers with bill, DOJ lawsuit says," 5 June 2019 In Florida, medical marijuana is recommended for serious health conditions such as cancer, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Marcia Heroux Pounds, sun-sentinel.com, "Could you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card? What you should know.," 20 June 2019 Lorimer, 37, tapped out as the owner of the AFC last month, six years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "After leading it to worldwide exposure, Sarah Lorimer sells Alaska Fighting Championship," 15 June 2019 Jamie-Lynn Sigler The Sopranos star is never afraid to share what her life looks like as a mom living with multiple sclerosis. Glamour, "10 Times Celebrity Moms Got Real About Breastfeeding," 18 May 2019 The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is investigating cinnamon's impact on multiple sclerosis. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Cinnamon: Pantry staple -- and medical powerhouse?," 8 Mar. 2018 And on top of that, needle fatigue is a problem for patients who take drugs for chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, "Afraid of needles? These start-ups are working on alternatives," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of multiple sclerosis

1885, in the meaning defined above

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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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