Definition of Lou gehrig's disease

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Lou gehrig's disease

1. Noun. (disease) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lou gehrig's disease

1. Also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This disease affects the motor nerve cells of the spinal cord causing their degeneration. (27 Sep 1997)

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1. Assisted Suicide edited by Michael Bilirakis (1998)
"... but who are not "terminally ill," those people with conditions such as cancer, AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig"s disease) or advanced emphysema. ..."

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