disseminated sclerosis


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disseminated sclerosis

n
(Pathology) another name for multiple sclerosis
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Noun1.disseminated sclerosis - a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
degenerative disorder - condition leading to progressive loss of function
demyelination - loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function
induration, sclerosis - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
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Amongst the different types of illnesses treated, the more common are rheumatoid arthritis, hemiplegia, epilepsy, disseminated sclerosis, and congestive heart failure.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminate, is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS), leading to demyelination.
In 1868, in three lectures on disseminated sclerosis (lectures VI, VII and VIII) he clearly delineated this disease and described the main neuro-pathological findings:

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