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The precise origin and pathophysiologic processes of these diseases are unknown.

El acto o el proceso de defender una causa o una propuesta.

La Sociedad Nacional de Esclerosis Múltiple apoya los asuntos políticos que afectan a personas que viven con esclerosis múltiple y sus familias.

A pupil normally gets smaller when a light is shined either into that eye (direct response) or the other eye (indirect response).

In an afferent pupillary defect (also called Marcus Gunn pupil), there is a relative decrease in the direct response.

This is most clearly demonstrated by the “swinging flashlight test.” When the flashlight is shined first in the abnormal eye, then in the healthy eye, and then again in the eye with the pupillary defect, the affected pupil becomes larger rather than smaller. Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) An ankle-foot orthosis is a brace, usually plastic, that is worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle and correct foot drop.

By holding the foot and ankle in the correct position, the AFO promotes correct heel-toe walking.

Axonal damage usually results in short-term changes in nervous system activity, or permanent inability of nerve fibers to send their signals from one part of the nervous system to another or from nerve fibers to muscles.

The damage can thus result in a variety of symptoms relating to sensory or motor function.

It is a metabolic disorder combining the characteristics of Addison’s disease and cerebral sclerosis (Schilder disease).

Advance directives preserve the person’s right to accept or reject a course of medical treatment even after the person becomes mentally or physically incapacitated to the point of being unable to communicate those wishes.

Injury to the axon in the nervous sytem, generally as a consequence of trauma or disease.