A progressive degeneration of the motor neurons of the central nervous system, leading to wasting of the muscles and paralysis. Also called Lou Gehrig's disease.
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- Patients with alcoholism, drug abuse, cancer, multiple sclerosis, psychosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, parkinsonism, Down syndrome, liver or kidney disease, epilepsy and stroke were excluded from the study.
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