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What is the common name for als?
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: ALS
Lou gehrig's disease is mostly commonly used other name.

In brief: ALS
Lou gehrig's disease is mostly commonly used other name.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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In brief: Several terms
Als can be called: motor neuron disease, lou gehrig's disease, or by a variety of descriptive variants, such as primary lateral sclerosis, progressive bulbar palsy, primary muscular atrophy, and familial als.

In brief: Several terms
Als can be called: motor neuron disease, lou gehrig's disease, or by a variety of descriptive variants, such as primary lateral sclerosis, progressive bulbar palsy, primary muscular atrophy, and familial als.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Lou Gehrig's disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as lou gehrig's disease.
Als is a progressive disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The nerve cells that control muscle movements degenerate and eventually die. The patient worsens as more nerve cells die, and he becomes unable to move, which leads to his death.

In brief: Lou Gehrig's disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also known as lou gehrig's disease.
Als is a progressive disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The nerve cells that control muscle movements degenerate and eventually die. The patient worsens as more nerve cells die, and he becomes unable to move, which leads to his death.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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