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Motor neuron diseases 

Motor neuron diseases
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Motor neuron diseases
Author(s):

Anthony B. Ward

, Michael P. Barnes

, Sandra C. Stark

, and Sarah Ryan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550524.003.0022
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date: 21 September 2019

Background 354

Giving the diagnosis 356

Treatment and rehabilitation 358

Service delivery 362

Motor neuron disease (MND) is characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neurons:

Anterior horn cells–resulting in lower motor neuron lesions.

Cortico spinal tracts—resulting in upper motor neuron lesions.

Motor nuclei in brain stem—resulting in both upper and lower motor neuron lesions....

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