Cerebro-spinal sclerosis(Med) an affection in which patches of hardening, produced by increase of the neuroglia and atrophy of the true nerve tissue, are found scattered throughout the brain and spinal cord. It is associated with complete or partial paralysis, a peculiar jerking tremor of the muscles, headache, and vertigo, and is usually fatal. Formerly referred to as multiple sclerosisdisseminated sclerosisorinsular sclerosis, but now usually called only multiple sclerosis, or MS.
A marked example of this is the monotonous scanning speech of cerebro-spinal sclerosis.
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