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Introduction: ALS

Description of ALS

ALS (medical condition): A motor neuron disease involving progressive degeneration and eventual...more »

See also:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:
  »Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Treatments for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS: Related Topics

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ALS: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

ALS as a Disease

ALS: Another name for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Treatments for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS: Related Diseases

ALS: ALS is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Some of the symptoms of ALS incude:

Treatments for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Treatments for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) include:

  • Riluzole
  • Supportive treatments
  • Riluzole is an approved drug that may minimize damage to the nerves
  • Experimental medications: KNS-760704, Tetracycline antibiotic minocycline, Insulin-like growth factor 1 and Methylcobalamin
  • Alternative approaches: hyponotherapy, psychotherapy, nutritional support

Treatment of ALS: For more treatment information about ALS, see treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

ALS: Article Excerpts about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

ALS: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to ALS:

Source - NIH

For a description of ALS, see:

Source: CRISP

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