noun[mass noun] British
A progressive disease involving degeneration of the motor neurons and wasting of the muscles.
- The next step for McKay was to ask his father for some land to secure a loan of £100,000 to develop communication aid software for people with disabilities such as motor neuron disease and cerebral palsy.
- Studies have shown that consumption of some species of cassava as a staple diet could lead to chronic health problems such as nutritional neuropathies, endemic goitre and upper motor neuron disease.
- The embryonic stem cells that we derive in this way will only be used for research into motor neuron disease.
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