What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

May 24, 2019
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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease of the central nervous system that can cause symptoms throughout the body.

The term “multiple sclerosis” refers to the multiple areas of scar tissue — often called “lesions” — that develop along nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve and that are visible in MRI scans. The literal meaning of “sclerosis” is “pathological hardening of tissue.”

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