Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): What is it?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is the most common type of motor neuron disease. It refers to a group of progressive, neurological diseases that cause dysfunction in the nerves that control muscle movement. As ALS progresses, these cells degenerate and die; and stop sending messages to muscles. Therefore, this leads to muscle …

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