motor neuron disease


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motor neuron disease:

see amyotrophic lateral sclerosisamyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS) or motor neuron disease,
sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, degenerative disease that affects motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, preventing them from sending impulses to the muscles.
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Motor neuron disease is an untreatable condition caused by the progressive loss of motor neurons that control movement, speech and breathing.
However, motor neurons can become damaged in motor neuron disease or following spinal cord injuries, causing permanent loss of muscle function resulting in paralysis
This simple, but carefully conducted study raises some interesting questions about how events occurring before birth may increase the risk of developing motor neuron disease later in life," the BBC quoted Dr Brian Dickie of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, as saying.
Mr Anderson is supporting the call made by the Motor Neuron Disease Association for the Government to put up the funds which they will match as a real step towards a breakthrough in fighting the disease.
Jimmy fought motor neuron disease with great courage," said Tommy Gemmell, his European Cup-winning team-mate.
Motor neuron disease presenting with respiratory failure.
Food toxins, AMPA receptors, and motor neuron diseases.
About ALS (also called Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Charcot's disease or Lou Gehrig's disease)
All proceeds from the charity auction were split equally between the J9 Foundation -- Hope for Motor Neuron Disease sufferers, and a local charity based in Oman.
London, September 23 (ANI): Scientists have obtained some promising results by treating mice bred to develop a form of motor neuron disease that affects children, with with injections of stem cells into the spinal cord.
Dairy company owner Trevor Hanover had a very special reason for delivering a pounds 9,000 cheque to the North East Motor Neuron Disease Trust.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rare neuromuscular disease with an incidence rate of about 1 in 100,000.