Lou Gehrig's disease


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Lou Geh·rig's disease

 (lo͞o′ gĕr′ĭgz)
[After Henry Louis ("Lou") Gehrig.]

Lou Gehrig's disease

(luː ˈɡɛrɪɡ)
n
(Pathology) another name for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
[C20: named after Lou Gehrig (1903–41), US baseball player who suffered from it]
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Noun1.Lou Gehrig's disease - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cordLou Gehrig's disease - 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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