amyotrophic lateral sclerosis definition

  • noun:
    • A chronic, modern illness marked by progressive deterioration regarding the neurological cells inside nervous system that control voluntary muscle mass action. The condition triggers muscle weakness and atrophy and often causes death. Also called Lou Gehrig's infection.
    • A chronic, progressive infection characterized by degeneration of nervous system and the loss in voluntary muscle mass control.
    • thickening of structure within the motor tracts for the horizontal columns and anterior horns of spinal cord; leads to modern muscle tissue atrophy that starts in the limbs

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