Motor Neurone Disease
A group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor neurones, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing and swallowing.
The symptoms of motor neurone disease are usually first apparent in the arms or legs. Initially, they tend to be mild, and can include stumbling and difficulty holding objects. In the advanced stages of the disease, a patient may become almost totally immobile. The rate of progression of the disease, however, motor neurone disease varies enormously from patient to patient. On average the disease takes three to four years to run its course. Find Symptoms causes, facts, advice and diagnosis and treatment information listed here.
Web site of Professor Hawking’s. Includes details of his life, work and publications including A Brief History of Time and his life with Motor Neurone Disease.
A lively site committed to providing a safe place to chat and exchange views etc for everyone affected by motor neurone disease (MND).
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A comprehensive NHS website providing information, symptom details and causes along with video clips and a whole host of useful links relating to motor neuron disease.