motor neurone disease

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motor neurone disease
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A progressive disease which attacks the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord. As the illness becomes more invasive the body weakens as the muscles waste away.
Patients with Motor neurone disease (MND) can have difficulty eating, drinking, breathing, walking and talking. These conditions can arise in any order as the illness progresses.
There is no cure for MND although the symptoms can be managed to provide the best quality of life.

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