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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers;
[syn: multiple sclerosis, MS, disseminated sclerosis, disseminated multiple sclerosis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sclerosis \Scle*ro"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. (??, fr. sklhro`s hard.] 1. (Med.) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification. [1913 Webster] Cerebro-spinal sclerosis (Med.), an affection in which patches of hardening, produced by increase of the neuroglia and atrophy of the true nerve tissue, are found scattered throughout the brain and spinal cord. It is associated with complete or partial paralysis, a peculiar jerking tremor of the muscles, headache, and vertigo, and is usually fatal. Formerly referred to as multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, or insular sclerosis, but now usually called only multiple sclerosis, or MS. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

multiple sclerosis n 1: a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers [syn: multiple sclerosis, MS, disseminated sclerosis, disseminated multiple sclerosis]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "multiple sclerosis": MS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain disease, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chorea, emotional disorder, epilepsy, falling sickness, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, headache, herpes zoster, ischialgia, migraine, nervous disorder, neuralgia, neuritis, neuropathy, organic psychosis, palsy, polyneuritis, pressure neuropathy, priapism, radiculitis, sciatic neuritis, sciatica, shaking palsy, shingles, spastic paralysis, the jerks, tic douloureux, toxic psychosis