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Multiple Sclerosis

 Multiple Sclerosis SCIN132 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology with Lab AMU Multiple Sclerosis A disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS) is known as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and affects over 2.5 million people worldwide. Around 400,000 people who have the disease reside in the United States. Of that 400,000 the ratio is roughly one woman to every seven men. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease where the individual’s immune system attacks the central nervous system. The...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Markel Franklin Professor Idziak Speech 1311 March 27, 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about multiple sclerosis by exploring various facts of the disease including what causes it, types of the disease and how it is treated. General Purpose: To make people aware of the autoimmune disease. Introduction I. Greeting- Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. It is always a pleasure to stand before such an enthusiastic crowd and to talk...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Professor Lucille Belgrave Multiple Sclerosis October 7, 2014 Multiple Sclerosis mostly referred to as MS is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the central nervous system which consists of the brain the spinal cord and optic nerve. Just about everything you do is dependent on how well the central nervous system functions, from movement of the muscles to though process throughout the day. Literally breaking down the name; multiple means many and sclerosis means scar tissue hence...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Human Anatomy and Physiology You pick up the telephone to call your friend. You dial a number which will, in effect, let the phone know where to send the signals. Except unknown to you, something has worn away the rubber which covers and protects the wires within your phone. Some signals cannot get through, and the ones that do are unclear. As a result your important information does not get conveyed to your friend....

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder in the central nervous system that, effecting young adults, leading to non-traumatic disabilities. This disease starts as an auto-immune disease in which CD4 T cells cross the blood brain barrier and attack myelin sheaths of olygodendrocytes resulting in demyelination (Gandhi et al., 2010; Lund et al., 2013). Initially this is a transient process and re-myelination occurs, so initial stage of the disease is characterized...

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Pathophysiology of Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, affecting the brain and spinal cord. MS affects approximately 400,000 people in the United States alone. The onset of MS is usually between 20 and 40 years of age and is more common in women; men may have a more severe progressive course (Luzzio, 2013). Life expectancy is shortened in persons with MS, and the survival rate is linked to disability...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, progressive neurological disease affecting all aspects of life: physical, cognitive, emotional, and social (Abma). It is known as an autoimmune disease, Where the body’s immune system turns against the body and destroys the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. This damage to the nerve cells causes many problems for the patient including weakness, muscle stiffness, poor coordination and balance, tingling, numbness, tremors, blurred vision, slurred speech...

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It usually affect’s young adults between the ages of 20 and 40. MS frequency of occurrence is rare. Only afflicts about 10% currently about 400,000 in the United States and 1 million worldwide. The disease basically takes one of four potential directions once established. Relapsing remitting involves about 85% of those affected. Flare-up episodes with worsening conditions are followed by partial...

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Multiple Sclerosis

2007 Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that affects the brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves. In MS, the myelin sheath, a fatty tissue that surrounds and protects nerve fibers, is damaged. Inflammation also occurs which further destroys the sheath and eventually the nerves that it encompasses. This leads to areas of multiple scarring or sclerosis which can slow down or even block nerve signaling...

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The Pathology of Multiple Sclerosis

The Pathology of Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease which affects the nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord. It causes damage the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects nerve cells (Marieb, 2012). This damage slows down the process in which the brain relays messages to the rest of the body, leading to a variety of symptoms. Some of the most common include pain and numbness; fatigue; walking, balance, and coordination problems; bladder and bowel...

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