Medical

What does NCL Mean?

NCL stands for Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. The term neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis describes various forms of a hereditary and hitherto incurable metabolic disease of the central nervous system and the retina. What all ten forms of the disease have in common is…
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What does NMO Mean?

NMO stands for Neuromyelitis optica. Neuromyelitis optica is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system and results in degradation of certain insulating nerve sheaths (medical term demyelination). As a result, inflammation of the optic nerve develops over a…
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What does KSS Mean?

Kearns-Sayre Syndrome

KSS stands for Kearns-Sayre Syndrome. The Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) was first systematically described in 1958 and is one of the very rare, genetically determined mitochondrial diseases. The KSS has a core symptomatology with few symptoms, which occurs in all patients. Over the course of life,…
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What does Hypersomnia Mean?

Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia is what doctors mean by sleep addiction. Sleep addiction manifests itself in an excessive need for daytime sleep, which can manifest itself in very different ways. Those affected are mainly middle-aged men. Hypersomnia usually occurs in connection with other,…
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