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Multiple sclerosis (MS) – attack on axon insulation

MS is a disease in which myelin breaks down, causing impulses to slow or even stop. People with MS gradually lose the use of their muscles.Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease where the myelin sheath starts to break down, a person with MS gradually looses use of there muscles

I made a mess (MS) of my violin (myelin) practice but my tutor cheered me up with multiple scarlet roses (multiple sclerosis).

Image showing normal myelin sheath and another with MS damage

MS is a condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks the myelin sheath around the axons. The result is that impulses travelling along the nerves are slowed or disrupted, which can affect the ability to move and walk.

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