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ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)


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The Rockwell ALS Challenge

And just to save people some trouble:

osis = "Pertaining to a disease"

Sclero = "Pertaining to hardening"

Sclerosis = "A disease that hardens tissue"

Lateral = "Pertaining to the side"

trophic = "Pertaining to nourishment"

myo = "Pertaining to muscle"

myotrophic = "Nourishment of the muscle"

A = "Without"

Amyotrophic "Without nourishment of the muscle"

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis = "A disease which damages nerve cells (*), affecting the side of the spinal cord, which hardens, and becomes unable to nourish muscles."

1) Stephen Hawking

2) Jim "Catfish" Hunter

3) David Niven

4) Dmitri Shostakovich

5) Mao Tse Tung

... and now you know six.

(*) If you want to dig deeper, please reference the following websites (I've linked directly to the ALS sections):


ALSA (1)

ALSA (2)

ALS Hope Foundation


Johns Hopkins

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