Definition of Disseminated sclerosis

1. Noun. A chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers.




Medical Definition of Disseminated sclerosis

1. Neurodegenerative disease characterised by the gradual accumulation of focal plaques of demyelination particularly in the periventricular areas of the brain. Peripheral nerves are not affected. Onset usually in 3rd or 4th decade with intermittent progression over an extended period. Cause still uncertain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Disseminated sclerosis

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1899)
"disseminated sclerosis supplied one of the cases in question, ... That disseminated sclerosis may take this form clinically has long been known, ..."

2. Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System: Delivered at La Salpêtrière by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"... infra-spinal tumours; disseminated sclerosis ; symmetrical lateral sclerosis. On prot'opal/tic spinal progressive muscular atrophy in particular ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1905)
"The Earliest Cases of disseminated sclerosis u'ith Necropsy and Microscopical Examination Reported in America.—Dr. Charles K. Mills thought it would be well ..."

4. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"Multiple or disseminated sclerosis. — plegia who married This is a diffuse degenerative disease of the a Bister spinal cord. It leads to tremors in the arms ..."

5. The Diagnosis of Nervous Diseases by James Purves-Stewart (1906)
"The disease which is most often mistaken for hysteria is disseminated sclerosis in its earlier stages. In both diseases we may have a history of transient ..."

6. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"INSULAR OR disseminated sclerosis. Insular or disseminated sclerosis is a chronic degenerative disease of the brain and cord, characterized by multiple ..."

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