Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare but devastating disease of the central nervous system. It affects primarily the motor control portions of the brain and spinal cord, leading to relatively rapid paralysis of the body.
This disease is commonly known as Lou Gehrigs Disease because the famous baseball star suffered from ALS and eventually died due to complications of the disease.
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