Motor Neurone Disease

Clinical Neuroscience Neurodegeneration: Exploring Commonalities Across Diseases

Clinical Neuroscience Neurodegeneration: Exploring Commonalities Across Diseases
Definition

Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the motor system occurring in middle age and causing muscle weakness and wasting.

Cause

Some forms of Motor Neurone Disease are inherited.

Effect(s)

Motor Neurone Disease primarily affects the cells of the anterior horn of the spinal cord, the motor nuclei in the brainstem, and the corticospinal fibres.

 

See also diseases and disorders of the nervous system (all on one page).

Further information about the nervous system includes the main parts of the nervous system, parts of the brain and the pathway of a nerve impulse.

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