ALS Full form or What is the meaning of ALS in Study- The Full form of ALS is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
ALS may be a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells within the brain and medulla spinalis
It’s a progressive disease because it gets worse over time and causes the death of nerve cells (neurons) that control the voluntary muscles.
Eventually, the nerve cells can not send signals/impulses to muscles and muscles begin to waste away or decrease in size (atrophy).
It affects the power of the brain to initiate and coordinate muscle movement and you’ll not speak, move, eat and breathe properly.
The word “Amyotrophic” springs from the Greek language. it’s a mixture of three words, “A” means no. “Myo” stands for muscle and “Trophic” meaning is nourishment, so it means no muscle nourishment.
ALS full form and it’s origin!
ALS was discovered in 1869 by a French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. It’s also called Lou Gehrigs disease, after the famous ballplayer who was diagnosed with this medical condition.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is of two types, sporadic and familial. Sporadic is the commonest sort of ALS in America and Familial, because the name suggests, may be a hereditary or genetic disorder because it passes from one generation to next generation.