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Multiple sclerosis

Introduction: Multiple sclerosis

Description of Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (medical condition): Multiple sclerosis is a nerve or spinal cord disease that causes random damage to parts of the nervous system. The result is a ...more

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Multiple sclerosis: a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Multiple sclerosis: chronic disease characterized by presence of numerous areas of demyelination in the central nervous system with symptoms such as weakness, incoordination, paresthesis, and speech disturbances; the etiology is unknown.
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Multiple sclerosis: chronic disease characterized by presence of numerous areas of demyelination in the central nervous system with symptoms such as weakness, incoordination, paresthesis, and speech disturbances; the etiology is unknown.
Source: CRISP

Multiple sclerosis: An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Multiple sclerosis: Rare Disease

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Multiple sclerosis as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Multiple sclerosis as a Disease

Multiple sclerosis (medical condition): See Multiple Sclerosis (disease information).
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Multiple sclerosis: Related Diseases

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Multiple sclerosis: Article Excerpts

NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a life-long chronic disease diagnosed primarily in young adults.... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID (Excerpt)

Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system targets nerve tissues of the central nervous system. Most commonly... (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)

NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a life-long chronic disease diagnosed primarily in young adults. During an MS attack, inflammation ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID (Excerpt)

Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system targets nerve tissues of the central... (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)

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Multiple sclerosis: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Multiple sclerosis:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Acute Fulminating
  • Sclerosis, Disseminated

Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Multiple sclerosis:

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Broader terms for Multiple sclerosis

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Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Multiple sclerosis can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Multiple sclerosis:

Source: CRISP

The description of Multiple sclerosis may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Multiple sclerosis

The following list attempts to classify Multiple sclerosis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • induration,sclerosis
  • pathology
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Disease Ontology - OBO - Hierarchy 2

Disease Ontology - OBO - Hierarchy 3

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