Definition of Multiple sclerosis

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




Definition of Multiple sclerosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord characterized by changes in sensation, visual problems, weakness, depression, difficulties with coordination and speech, impaired mobility and disability. ¹

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Medical Definition of Multiple 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Multiple Sclerosis

multiple mononeuropathy
multiple mucosal neuroma syndrome
multiple myeloma
multiple myelomatosis
multiple myositis
multiple neuritis
multiple organ failure
multiple parasitism
multiple personalities
multiple personality
multiple personality disorder
multiple personality disorders
multiple pregnancy
multiple regression
multiple renal cysts
multiple sclerosis (current term)
multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma
multiple serositis
multiple sleep latency test
multiple stain
multiple star
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multiple sulfatase deficiency
multiple superparticular
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multiple symmetric lipomatosis
multiple system atrophy
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Literary usage of Multiple sclerosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The lesions of multiple sclerosis are unique among pathological processes, ... That true multiple sclerosis is a cerebrospinal disease remains on the whole ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"simple atrophy of one optic nerve and an atrophy limited to the temporal half of the other were very suggestive of multiple sclerosis. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) multiple sclerosis (Sclerosis multiplex cerebrospinalis, Nodular Sclerosis, Disseminated Sclerosis) We consider this here, though it is not certain that ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Maison RR, Brooks NA: Adjusting to multiple sclerosis: An exploratory study. ... multiple sclerosis: Two or more viruses may be involved Science 195:768-771 ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, syringomyelia, etc. The health of the joint is largely dependent upon the functioning of the vegetative nervous ..."

6. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"multiple sclerosis of the central nervous system is a special chronic form of disease, whose anatomical basis consists in the development of numerous ..."

7. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"multiple sclerosis BY E. REDLICH, VIENNA MULTIPLE sclerosis is in many respects of especial interest. In the first place it is one of the most common ..."

8. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The lesions of multiple sclerosis are unique among pathological processes, ... That true multiple sclerosis is a cerebrospinal disease remains on the whole ..."

9. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"simple atrophy of one optic nerve and an atrophy limited to the temporal half of the other were very suggestive of multiple sclerosis. ..."

10. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) multiple sclerosis (Sclerosis multiplex cerebrospinalis, Nodular Sclerosis, Disseminated Sclerosis) We consider this here, though it is not certain that ..."

11. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Maison RR, Brooks NA: Adjusting to multiple sclerosis: An exploratory study. ... multiple sclerosis: Two or more viruses may be involved Science 195:768-771 ..."

12. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, syringomyelia, etc. The health of the joint is largely dependent upon the functioning of the vegetative nervous ..."

13. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"multiple sclerosis of the central nervous system is a special chronic form of disease, whose anatomical basis consists in the development of numerous ..."

14. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"multiple sclerosis BY E. REDLICH, VIENNA MULTIPLE sclerosis is in many respects of especial interest. In the first place it is one of the most common ..."

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