MS Glossary

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Autoimmune Disease: disease that causes the body’s own defense system to react against its own nerve tissue.

Axons: nerve fibers that join the nerve cells of the central nervous system together and to the rest of the body. Weak electrical signals are sent along the axons, so that information is passed between nerve cells.

Central Nervous System (CNS):the brain and spinal cord; the part of the nervouc system that receives sensory impulses and transmits motor ( movement ) impulses.

Corticosteroids: substances related to the hormones produced by the adrenal glands, which combat inflammation and have been used as a major method of treatment to shorten the periods of relapse in MS.

Exacerbation:flare-up or attack of symptoms such as numbness or tingling of hands and feet that typically last for a few weeks; excerbations come and go throughout the disease course of MS.

Glatiramer Acetate: a synthetic polymer of amino acids that is rejected subcutaneously on a daily basis.

Immune System:the body’s natural defense system that protects against infection and disease.

Interferon: a protein substance naturally produced in the body and believed to function to modulate the immune system. Interferons used in MS are either injected once-a-week by intramuscular (IM) injection or every other day by subcutaneous (SC) injection.

Intramuscular (IM) Injection:an injection given directly into the muscle tissue of the body, such as the thigh or upper arm.

Lumbar Puncture, or “Spinal Tap”:this procedure uses a long hollow needle to take fluid from the spinal column. Spinal fluid in people with MS shows specfic changes that reveal the presence of inflammation.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):a computer imaging process in which pictures of the body are taken. It is a useful tool that helps the physician to actually see brain lesions in people with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS):a disease of unknown origin (thought to be caused in part by a dysfunction of the immune system) that affects the central nervous. Messages from the brain and spinal cord may short-circuit, causing reduced or lost body functions.

Myelin:the insulation that surrounds the nerve fibers and is damaged in MS.

Optic Neuritis:involves inflammation of only the optic nerve. This inflamation can affect the vision, making it blurry or even causing blindness. Optic Neuritis can progress to become MS, and is one of the most common presenting symptoms of MS.

Relapsing-Remitting MS:a form of MS characterized by periodic exacerbations (flare-ups) followed by complete or partial recovery of function; slow, inconsistent progression of disability also usually occurs.

Secondary Progressive MS:se

Subcutaneous (SC) Injection:a “shot” using a needle to deliver medications into the tissue just under the skin.

 

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