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amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ˌæmɪəʊˈtrəʊfɪk Pronunciation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis



  1. a form of motor neurone disease in which degeneration of motor tracts in the spinal cord causes progressive muscular paralysis starting in the limbs Also called: Lou Gehrig's disease

Example Sentences Including 'amyotrophic lateral sclerosis'

His run ended in 1939 after he contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (now known as Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Motor neurone disease (MND), or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , is a progressive, usually fatal neuromuscular disease.
British Medical Journal (2002)
People with the mutations had 1.8 times the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
Since he was sentenced, Mr. Woods has developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Stephen had ALS -- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- or motor neurone disease.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)


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