Meaning of “ALS” in the English Dictionary

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"ALS" in British English

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ALSnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌəɪ.elˈes/ us /ˈeɪˌelˈes/ US also Lou Gehrig's disease, UK motor neuron disease

abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a serious disease that affects the nerve cells and causes the muscles to become weaker and smaller

(Definition of “ALS” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)