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 This is reflected by data from demyelination diseases such as multiple sclerosis and from data on demyelination and declining cognitive function with age. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Drugs already on the market that Springer has had a hand in treat diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease and colitis. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2022 Recent research points to the enzyme as playing a potential role in neurologic conditions like Alzheimer's disease multiple sclerosis, according to multiple studies. Erin Prater, Fortune, 15 May 2022 Based on a true story, a Spanish man named Ramón Arroyo is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 July 2022 Competition from other firms has eroded sales of Biogen’s spinal muscular atrophy drug Spinraza as well as its multiple sclerosis drug franchise — which accounts for the bulk of the firm’s profits. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2022 Normal Heights resident Dane Adam has experienced varying levels of care as a gay man living with multiple sclerosis. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 July 2022 Harrington was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004, and early-onset Alzheimer’s soon after. Samantha Vincenty, SELF, 1 July 2022 The downs mostly occurred when Linda was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. John Annarino, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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“Multiple sclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiple%20sclerosis. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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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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