Glossary / Lexicon
Moreover, ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disease that causes degeneration of the nerve cells that control the movement of voluntary muscles (the motor neurons). These cells extend from the brain to the spinal cord (the upper motor neuron) and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body (the lower motor neurons). The disease causes the motor neurons to degenerate and eventually die. As they die, the corresponding muscles become paralysed.
ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
|Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■■■■■■|
|Lou Gehrig's disease at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■■■■■■|
|MS at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■■|
|Multiple sclerosis at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■■|
|CSF at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■|
|Amyloid beta protein 42 at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■|
|Degenerative diseases at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■|
|Huntington’s disease at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■|
|Alzheimer's disease at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■|
|Bell-Magendie law at psychology-glossary.com||■■■■■|