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  • Multiple Sclerosis

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    Markel Franklin Professor Idziak Speech 1311 March 27, 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about multiple sclerosis by exploring various facts of the disease including what causes it, types of the disease and how it is treated. General Purpose: To make people aware of the autoimmune disease. Introduction I. Greeting- Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. It is always a pleasure to stand before such an enthusiastic crowd and to talk

  • Multiple Sclerosis Essay

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    Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder where the myelin sheath within the Central Nervous System is attacked (National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2017). The myelin sheath protects the axon of the nerve cell. When the myelin sheath is intact, the axon is able to carry impulses away from the neuron’s cell body, and the message carried is clear. With Multiple Sclerosis, the myelin sheath becomes scarred, hence the word “sclerosis”, and distorts the nerve impulses traveling over the CNS (National

  • Multiple Sclerosis Paper

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    Morgan Lippens BIOL252/Banks Lab Report 6 Research Paper November 16, 2015 Multiple Sclerosis Nearly 400,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is defined as “a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord”. (Multiple) Multiple sclerosis is classified as an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks an element of itself, specifically the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes problems with

  • An Overview Of Multiple Sclerosis

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    AN OVERVIEW OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 1 An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis: the Disease, the Challenges, the Symptoms, and the Treatments Meiying Li AN OVERVIEW OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 2 Abstract Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. The characteristics of MS are demyelination and axonal loss. The etiology

  • The Importance Of Multiple Sclerosis

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    Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, mostly paralyzing disease of the central nervous system that inhibits the flow of information inside the brain, and between the brain and body. The myelin sheath is sort of a conductive blanket around nerves which assists nerve impulses and messages travel fast and effectively, it is made up of protein and fatty substances. Usually the myelin sheath is used to keep a fast pace up nerve cell transmission from the brain and spinal cord. The nodes of ranvier

  • Causes Of Multiple Sclerosis

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    Affecting women more than men, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is normally diagnosed between the ages 20 and 40, but can be seen during any age.; which is the most common disabling neurological disease of young adults. It’s caused by the myelin sheath, which is the protective covering which surrounds the nerve cells, by being damaged. Nerve signals start slowing down or they stop when this nerve covering is damaged, which is caused by inflammation. It can affect any area of the brain, spinal cord, and optic

  • What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

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    What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Jessica Zelenak American Military Public University Abstract Multiple Sclerosis affects 2.3 million people worldwide. Multiple Sclerosis patients diagnosed are in the age range of twenty to fifty. Multiple Sclerosis effects the myelin in the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information that is sent to the brain. This disruption effects your vision, mobility and bodily functions. Multiple Sclerosis has a wide variety of people it can

  • Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS)

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    Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is a CNS autoimmune disease configured by demyelination, inflammation, and degeneration of axons. This disease inflict great harms to patients. The most common problem is inability to control musculoskeletal system and decrease in mobility. These consequences could vary from patients to patients. About 10-15% of all MS patients develop primary progressive MS (PPMS). Despite the most common appearance of MS, which is progressive-relapsing MS (PRMS), PPMS affects older

  • Multiple Sclerosis Essay

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    Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is one of humankind’s most mysterious diseases. No one knows the exact cause and there is no exact treatment. Still multiple sclerosis has the ability to affect nearly 3 million people worldwide and at least 500,000 people in the United States (Boroch). This disease tends to be more common in individuals of northern European descent and women are more than twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis as men. Of those 3 million people, most of them are between

  • Essay Multiple Sclerosis

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    Multiple sclerosis is a complex, autoimmune disease caused by damage of the fatty myelin sheaths around axons of the brain and spinal cord which leads to demyelination, lesions (scaring) and inflammation1, 2, 3. This damage leads to disruption of nerve impulse along axons resulting in the many symptoms seen in multiple sclerosis patients. Although its exact etiology is unknown, current research indicates that multiple sclerosis is a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors. It has