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Quang Vo PSY -101-80 Pro. Paul E. Gibbons Feb 15, 2015 Report on Lou Gehrig Disease 1. What Is Lou Gehrig Disease? Lou Gehrig's disease is a disease that's also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This disease is explained by the definition of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic means that the muscles have lost their nourishment. 2. How Does the Lou Gehrig Disease Affect to Your Body? When this happens, muscles become smaller and weaker. Lateral means that the disease affects the sides of the spinal cord, where the nerves that nourish the muscles are located. Sclerosis means that the diseased part of the spinal cord develops hardened or scarred tissue in place of healthy nerves. This disease is abbreviated as ALS. The first patient who was diagnosed with ALS is Lou Gehrig in 1930s. The neuromuscular systems control the body to move by many nerves through the muscles. Lou Gehrig's disease causes the motor neurons to shrink and disappear. The neuromuscular systems can no longer send impulses to the muscle fibers. This
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