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Neuroprotection in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Kewal K. Jain
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Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is progressive, devastating syndrome that affects both upper and motor neurons. It results in limbs and facial motor weakness, atrophy, spasticity, and death due to respiratory paralysis occurs in 3–5 years. It is referred to as motor neuron disease in UK and some other European countries and as Charcot’s disease in France. It is also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US.

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  • Kewal K. Jain
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  1. 1.Jain PharmaBiotechBaselSwitzerland

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