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(Science: pathology) A induration or hardening, especially hardening of a part from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial substance. The term is used chiefly for such a hardening of the nervous system due to hyperplasia of the connective tissue or to designate hardening of the blood vessels.

Origin: gr. Sklerosis = hardness

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why do we yawn???

... observed yawning in the womb, yet it’s known that they don’t take oxygen in through their lungs. And yawning seems to be a symptom of multiple sclerosis and other medical conditions, for reasons unclear. Another puzzling phenomenon is that some male animals, men included, yawn in association ...

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by santana8
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: why do we yawn???
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis symptoms explained in terms of Penetrance

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by Fiorellas
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Multiple Sclerosis symptoms explained in terms of Penetrance
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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

... to be able to produce a neurotoxin called BMAA ([beta]-N-methylamino-L-alanine), which can cause a neurodegenerative disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex) (Papapetro-poulos 2007). Few side effects have been reported from spirulina including headache, muscle pain, ...

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?
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Viral and bacterial risk factors in human diseases

... as risk factors in many diseases: This site references those implicated in Alzheimer's disease, Autism, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue, anorexia and childhood obesity http://www.polygenicpathways.co.uk/

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by chriscar
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Viral and bacterial risk factors in human diseases
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Demyelination in multiple sclerosis

What is the most commonly accepted mechanism of demyelination in multiple sclerosis?

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by jack1992
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Demyelination in multiple sclerosis
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