Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the umbrella term used in the US to describe motor neurone diseases, as well as the name for the most common disease in this group, which in the UK we call Motor Neurone Disease.A motor neuron is a nerve cell that makes voluntary muscle movements. MND is a disease in which these cells stop working properly.
Motor neurone disease (MND) affects a person’s ability to move voluntarily. MND stops people eating, walking and talking, for example, but doesn’t stop them from thinking or feeling, effectively leaving sufferers ‘locked in’ to their bodies.
There is no known cure at the moment.
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