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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 1 Multiple Sclerosis Miranda Gumz Rasmussen College Author Note This paper is being submitted on January 16, 2018, for Jennifer Ott’s online Structure and Function course.
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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 2 Multiple Sclerosis During a recent visit with my close friend Keith, he revealed that he was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is considered a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects movement, sensation, and the bodily functions. (Davidson, Fallon, Slomski, & Cataldo, 2013) In order for me to further support my friend Keith, I wanted to do more research on this disorder. In the following paragraphs I will be sharing more detailed information about Multiple Sclerosis, how this disorder affects the nervous system, symptoms, and treatment options available. Multiple Sclerosis is caused due to the body attacking its own immune system. For reasons unknown at this time, immune cells attack and damage the myelin sheath that insulates the neurons in the brain and spinal cord. This damage can cause scar like tissue to form. The myelin sheath speeds transmission and prevents electrical activity in one cell from short- circuiting to another cell. Because the immune cells attack and damage the myelin sheath, ther
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