A neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the motor neurons of the central nervous system. It results in weakness and atrophy of the muscles which leads to an inability to initiate and control voluntary movements. [ NCI ]

Synonyms:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ALS

Lou Gehrig Disease

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Term information

Subsets

NCIT_C165258

Contributing Source
  • Cellosaurus
Legacy Concept Name
  • Amyotrophic_Lateral_Sclerosis
Preferred Name
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Semantic Type
  • Disease or Syndrome
UMLS CUI
  • C0002736
code
  • C34373