Nerve cell

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disease that attacks nerve cells called neurons in your brain and spinal cord. These neurons transmit messages from your brain and spinal cord to your voluntary muscles - the ones you can control, like in your arms and legs. At first, this causes mild muscle problems. Some people notice

  • Trouble walking or running
  • Trouble writing
  • Speech problems

Eventually, you lose your strength and cannot move. When muscles in your chest fail, you cannot breathe. A breathing machine can help, but most people with ALS die from respiratory failure.

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  1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disease that attacks nerve cells called neurons in your brain and ...
  2. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease that affects motor neurons, which are specialized nerve cells that control muscle movement. These nerve ...
  3. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
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  4. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Who gets ALS? What are the symptoms? How is ALS diagnosed? What causes ALS? How is ALS treated? ...
  5. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  7. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain, brain stem and spinal ... Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 98. Shaw PJ. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases. In: Goldman L, ...
  8. ... and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement ( amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ) Malabsorption disorder of the small intestine ( Whipple disease )
  9. ... the SOD1 gene have been found to cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition characterized by progressive muscle weakness, ... superoxide dismutase 1, soluble superoxide dismutase 1, soluble (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 (adult)) superoxide dismutase, cystolic superoxide dismutase-1, ...
  10. ... of nerve impulses. MedlinePlus Genetics provides information about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis More About This Health Condition At least 20 ... About This Health Condition ALS2_HUMAN ALS2CR6 ALSJ amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 (juvenile) IAHSP KIAA1563 PLSJ Tests of ALS2 ...
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