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What do the letters ALS stand for?

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Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Also known as lou gehrigs disease. It is a disease that causes progressive damage to nerves in the brain and spinal cord leading to weakness, breathing and swallowing problems.

In brief: See below

Also known as lou gehrigs disease. It is a disease that causes progressive damage to nerves in the brain and spinal cord leading to weakness, breathing and swallowing problems.
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In brief: Lou Gehrig's disease

ALS is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and refers to a rare disease which causes progressive loss of motor nerve cells eventuating in weakness, muscle atrophy and eventual death.

In brief: Lou Gehrig's disease

ALS is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and refers to a rare disease which causes progressive loss of motor nerve cells eventuating in weakness, muscle atrophy and eventual death.
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Als

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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