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ALS

ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; antilymphocyte serum.

ALS

abbr.
1. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
2. autograph letters, signed

ALS

1 abbreviation for advanced life support.
2 abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

ALS

Abbreviation for:
acute lateral sclerosis
advanced life support (Medspeak-UK)
afferent loop syndrome
agglutinin-like sequence
air-leak syndrome
aldolase
alveolar-like structure
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
angiotensin-like substance
antilymphocyte serum
artificial liver support

ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, see there, also
1. Advanced Life Support.
2. Alternate lifestyle, see there.
3. Antilymphocyte serum.

ALS

Abbreviation for antilymphocyte serum; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

advanced life support

; ALS system of emergency life support and training extending beyond basic ABC (airway, breathing, circulation), including administration of emergency drugs and other life-saving measures

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

; ALS form of motor neurone disease characterized by progressive spastic limb paralysis due to corticospinal tracts deterioration, showing both upper and lower motor neurone lesion effects (see Table 1)
Table 1: Effects of damage to upper and lower motor neurones
Upper motor neurone lesionLower motor neurone lesion
ParalysisSpastic-type contractureFlaccid-type contractures may develop
Tendon reflexesExaggerated; hyperreflexiaReduced/absent; hyporeflexia
Plantar responseExtensor (Babinski's sign positive)Flexor (= normal; Babinski's sign negative)
Extraneous muscle activityNo fasciculations/fibrillationsFasciculations and fibrillations

Charcot's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; ALS presentation of progressive motor neurone disease with chronic inflammation and fibrosis of corticospinal tracts; characterized by early progressive peripheral and later proximal muscular atrophy, signs of upper motor neurone lesions (see Table 1), exaggerated reflexes and spasticity of affected muscles
Table 1: Effects of damage to upper and lower motor neurones
Upper motor neurone lesionLower motor neurone lesion
ParalysisSpastic-type contractureFlaccid-type contractures may develop
Tendon reflexesExaggerated; hyperreflexiaReduced/absent; hyporeflexia
Plantar responseExtensor (Babinski's sign positive)Flexor (= normal; Babinski's sign negative)
Extraneous muscle activityNo fasciculations/fibrillationsFasciculations and fibrillations

ALS

Abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

ALS

1. antilymphocyte serum.
2. the serum enzyme, aldolase.

Patient discussion about ALS

Q. What are the presenting signs of ALS? Are the upper or lower extremeties affected initialilly?

A. The most common presenting sign of ALS is asymmetric limb weakness, usually starting with the hands (problems with pinching, writing, holding things etc.) shoulders (lifting arms above head etc.) or legs (problems walking).

Other presenting signs may be problems with speaking or swallowing, although these are less common.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.html

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