MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)

is a condition where the myelin sheaths coating neurons within the nervous system are systematically removed leading to neurons enflaming and giving rise to multifocal scarring of remaining protective sheaths. Initial symptom of MS include: visual disturbance, such as blurred or double vision, red- green colour distortion, or blindness in one eye. Later symptoms include fatigue, weakness in the hands and feet, numbness, stiffness or muscular spasms, muscle and back pain, difficulties with coordination and balance, loss of bladder or bowel control, and depression.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS): "Multiple Sclerosis is a dehabilitating condition which involves the systematic stripping of the protecting myelin sheaths coating the nervous which make up the nervous system which results eventually, in either a degraded level of motor control or a lack of motor control entirely."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/multiple-sclerosis-ms/ (accessed July 12, 2020).
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