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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Lou Gehrig's disease: Also known as ALS is a disease of the Alpha motor neurons which control transmission of messages to the muscles. The disease causes progressive twitching (fasciculations) and weakness.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
NASTY: An incurable disease causing death of motor neurons in brain and spinal cord, which results in weakness, muscular atrophy, fasciculations of muscles, increased reflexes, eventual loss of ability to swallow and/or breath, and typically death within 3-5 yrs in most pts. Hope you never encounter this rare but devastating disease.

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