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multiple sclerosis
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Definition a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
  • About 400,000 people in the United States have multiple sclerosis.
  • One doctor suggested she might have multiple sclerosis; so many of her symptoms seemed to indicate some kind of degenerative illness.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Find out how to cure muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • By the time she had turned thirty, prison doctors diagnosed her with multiple sclerosis, intellectual disability, and mental illness related to trauma.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Yo, Mrs. P...... is one of them a cure for multiple sclerosis?
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Mae hadn't gotten used to her father having multiple sclerosis.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "What about Jacqueline Du Pre?" she'd always asked, referring to her own idol, a talented and tempestuous cellist who'd been stricken with multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-eight and died about fifteen years later.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Hyman also got an affidavit from a fourth doctor explaining that the patients in the study wouldn't have been capable of giving informed consent even if Southam had asked: one had advanced Parkinson's disease and couldn't talk, others spoke only Yiddish, one had multiple sclerosis and "depressive psychosis."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He developed multiple sclerosis, which eventually forced him into a wheelchair.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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