Multiple sclerosis - resourcesResources - multiple sclerosis
The following organizations provide information on multiple sclerosis:
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
- Multiple Sclerosis Association of America -- mymsaa.org
- Multiple Sclerosis Foundation -- www.msfocus.org
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Multiple-Sclerosis-Information-Page
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society -- www.nationalmssociety.org
Muscular atrophy - illustration
Muscular atrophy is the decrease in size and wasting of muscle tissue. Muscles that lose their nerve supply can atrophy and simply waste away.
Review Date: 10/21/2018
Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.