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Brain and Nervous System
October 27, 2017

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a mysterious disease that affects nerves in the spinal cord and brain, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation. It’s considered an autoimmune condition, which means something goes wrong with the immune system and it mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue. With MS, the myelin (which is the layer of protein that surrounds each nerve fibre in the brain and spinal cord) becomes damaged. What are the main symptoms of MS? Damage to the myelin disrupts the transfer of nerve signals in the brain and spinal cord, and this causes symptoms such as: muscle stiffness…
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