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Motor neuron diseases

Motor neuron diseases: Introduction

Motor neuron diseases: Motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are progressive, degenerative disorders that affect nerves in the upper or lower parts of the body. Some of the ... more about Motor neuron diseases.

Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Motor neuron diseases is available below.

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Motor neuron diseases: Complications

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Causes of Motor neuron diseases

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Prognosis for Motor neuron diseases

Prognosis for Motor neuron diseases: The prognosis for individuals with these disorders varies depending on the type of MND. Some types, such as ALS, are fatal. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page: NINDS)

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Motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are progressive, degenerative disorders that affect nerves in the upper or lower parts of the body. Some of the diseases are inherited, while others may be acquired. Common MNDs include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive muscular atrophy, and postpolio syndrome. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Motor neuron diseases:

Disorders of motor neurons which result in atrophy, fasciculation and fibrillations, spasticity, decreased muscle tone, loss of or overactive tendon reflexes, and abnormal extensor reflexes. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Motor neuron diseases is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Motor neuron diseases, or a subtype of Motor neuron diseases, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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