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Spinal Cord Disorder

Disorders of the Spinal Cord

TermDefinition
Multiple sclerosis (MS) an autoimmune disease resulting in the demyelination (loss of the myelin sheath) of CNS axons and eventually neuronal death.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a degenerative disorder in which motor neurons are destroyed. Also known as Lou Gehrig disease
Poliomyelitis (Polio) a viral disease of the nervous system.
Herpes zoster (Shingles) is an infectious neuropathy characterized by numerous blisters along the course of certain nerves, most commonly the thoracic nerves and their branches.
Neuritis a general term for inflammation of a nerve.
Neuralgia pain in a nerve.
Sciatica describes pain, numbness, and tingling along the path of the sciatic nerve
Guillain-Barre syndrome is an acute form of polyneuropathy involving spinal nerves and nerve roots.
Created by: Jessica Venyke