Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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 reviewedFebruary 2014by Rimas Lukas, MD
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