Definition of Lou Gehrig's disease in English:

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Lou Gehrig's disease

Pronunciation: /luːˈɡɛːrɪɡzdɪziːz/


[mass noun]
A form of motor neurone disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Example sentences
  • Onset of nerve-cell damage in rats from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Lou Gehrig's disease - has been delayed by injection of stem cells.
  • The researchers also speculated that disturbances in p53 may also play a role in some forms of Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • Motor Neuron Disease is known in Canada and in the United States as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease.


1940s: named after H. L. Gehrig (see Gehrig, Lou).

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