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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Current World Situation
Author: Antonio Gilvan Teixeira Júnior,daiane De Lima Da Silva, Kaike Santos De Oliveira, Eron Gurgel Moreira, Fábia Maria De Santana, Danielly Michele Gondim Matias, Aurélio Dias Santos, Auricélia Dias Santos,modesto Leite Rolim-neto
Publisher: Internet Medical Publishing
8 pages
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Type of publication: Article
DOI: 10.3823/1862
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Motor neuron disease (MND) is a collective term for a devastating group of disorders that result in muscle paralysis through the degeneration of motor neurons. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common form of MND, in which affected individuals generally die from respiratory failure within 2-5 years of diagnosis. Also known as Charcot's disease (France) or Lou Gehrig's disease (USA) is a acquired disease and neurodegenerative of unknown cause that affects mainly the motor neurons of the spinal cord, brain stem and brain.

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