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

Examples of multiple sclerosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It may be used to help with rheumatoid arthritis, severe allergies, kidney problems, colitis, and flare-ups of multiple sclerosis, according to the Mayo Clinic. Molly Longman,, "What Is Dexamethasone & Will It Help Coronavirus Patients?," 29 June 2020 So far, dexamethasone is used to treat a variety of conditions, including shock, multiple sclerosis, allergies, cerebral edema, asthma, and contact dermatitis. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "COVID-19 death rate cut by cheap steroid, according to unpublished data," 16 June 2020 Velto has multiple sclerosis, which causes migraines, numbing throughout her body, and occasional cognitive problems. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "Yes, You Can Be Fired for Getting COVID-19," 1 June 2020 Add Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a specialist in multiple sclerosis drugs, to the list of companies delaying or postponing clinical trials in the midst of this pandemic. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The U.S. now has the most coronavirus cases in the world," 27 Mar. 2020 San Antonio drug counselor Melanie Farr early last year started taking CBD oil to help with her multiple sclerosis. Patrick Danner,, "San Antonio woman’s CBD use leads to firing, lawsuit," 8 Mar. 2020 Humphries, a multiple sclerosis victim who later died of an unrelated cause, saw his symptoms subside after the same treatments and passed on the knowledge. Ross Dellenger,, "Graham Harrell, the Air Raid and Clay Helton's All-in Gamble to Turn Around USC," 1 Aug. 2019 Examples include dementia, arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, Crohn disease, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, mood disorders such as bipolar and depression, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson disease. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, "Worried about contracting coronavirus when you return to work? Here's what you should know," 13 May 2020 Former Celgene investors will face the first test of their rights to an additional $9 per-share payout from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. when the FDA decides whether or not to approve ozanimod in multiple sclerosis. Cristin Flanagan,, "Biotech Looks for Fireworks in First Quarter to Regain Momentum," 10 May 2020

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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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3 Jul 2020

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“Multiple sclerosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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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

multiple sclerosis


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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