Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig?s Disease): Treatment
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive nervous system disorder. It gradually destroys the nerves responsible for muscle movement. Over time, ALS leads to almost total paralysis of muscle movement, including breathing. Eventually, the disorder leads to respiratory failure.
The Nervous System
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Last reviewedMay 2013by Rimas Lukas, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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