als

Donald Wigston meddjw at emoryu1.cc.emory.edu
Fri Jul 15 23:10:31 EST 1994


Kimi Fennel (kimi at okway.okstate.edu) wrote:
: Seeking information in regards to ALS - Atrphied Laterial Scelerosis - please 
: respond with other new posts that might be available to me in regards to this
: disease. Thanks

The first thing you might take note of is that the disease is "Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis", not Atrphied. It is called that because a side effect
of the disease, which causes the death of some of the motor neurons in the
spinal cord, is that muscles tend to "waste away" that is become atrophic.




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