What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive degenerative neurological disorder that is incurable. It is characterized by loss of muscle control, including those responsible for breathing. You can find more information here: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.htm
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