ALS


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ALS

abbr.
1. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
2. autograph letters, signed

ALS

abbreviation for
autograph letter signed

ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ALS - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cordALS - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
induration, sclerosis - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
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