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multiple sclerosis (MS)

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An acquired condition, usually affecting adults.

multiple sclerosis (MS) – a neurological condition, normally diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40, with a set of physical symptoms including vision, fatigue, spasms, tremor, speech and swallowing.

The usual communication difficulty is dysarthria, if parts of the brain are damaged; for example, connections between the brain and the spinal cord – the area known as the brainstem.

Speech may be affected in various ways; for example, slurred speech, weak voice, pitch control, pauses between syllables.


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December 2012

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