Similar term(s): MS.
A disorder of the central nervous system marked by weakness, numbness, a loss
of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control.
Multiple sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which the body's
immune system destroys myelin. Myelin is a substance that contains both protein
and fat (lipid), serving as a nerve insulator and helping in the transmission of
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Español: Esclerosis Múltiple