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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In a heartfelt Instagram post, Selma Blair revealed that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Ilana Kaplan, Allure, "Selma Blair Reveals She Has Multiple Sclerosis in Heartfelt Post," 22 Oct. 2018 Three years ago, my husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Piper Perabo: 'It Was a Privilege' to Get Arrested for Protesting Brett Kavanaugh Hearings," 5 Sep. 2018 In conservative Utah, patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, and HIV will be now able to receive medical marijuana cards at certain doctors’ offices. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Three states vote in favor of marijuana," 7 Nov. 2018 According to the indictment, Collins specifically got early word that a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis wasn't performing well in a medical trial and passed on the tip to his son. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "New York Rep. Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges," 9 Aug. 2018 The increases, for medications for cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and liver disease, were generally each less than 10 percent. Robert Langreth And Cynthia Koons,, "Many drugmakers ignore Trump — and raise prices anyway," 13 July 2018 In 2013, Warren was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a painful disease that has affected her ability to do simple tasks, such as stand up and greet Barbour. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Isolated seniors receive help from Meals on Wheels San Antonio," 6 July 2018 Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, however, have few variants in common with each other or with psychiatric conditions. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Analysis of a Million-Plus Genomes Points to Blurring Lines Among Brain Disorders," 22 June 2018 Jamie-Lynn Sigler continues to find her inner warrior since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at 20 years old and revealing her illness in January 2016. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Jamie-Lynn Sigler Is Done Being 'That Sick Girl' with MS: I Find Strength Within," 18 June 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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