expanded disability status scale

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expanded disability status scale (EDSS),

a commonly used rating system for evaluating the degree of neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis, based on neurologic findings, and not symptoms; there are 10 grades in all, in steps and half-steps (for example, 4, 4.5, 5), with "1" being neurologically normal and "10" being death.
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ex·pand·ed dis·a·bil·i·ty sta·tus scale

(EDSS) (eks-pand'ĕd dis'ă-bil'i-tē stat'us skāl)
A commonly used rating system for evaluating the degree of neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis, based on neurologic findings, and not symptoms; there are 10 grades in all, in steps and half-steps (e.g., 4, 4.5, 5), with "1" neurologically normal and "10" dead.
Synonym(s): Kurtzke multiple sclerosis disability scale.
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