SC121 Rasmussen College Multiple Sclerosis Effects on the Nervous System Paper

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Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the central nervous system. In this assignment, you will explore this condition in more detail using the scenario below.

A friend of yours discloses that he was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Being the caring friend you are, you wish to know more about the condition and how you can best support your friend. You decide to research this disease further.

To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Research this disease using a minimum of 2 sources. You can use your textbook for one of the sources. Choose the remaining source(s) from the GALE Virtual Reference Library provided on the Structure and Function of the Human Body library guide page.
  2. In a minimum of 2 pages (not counting the references page), address the following:
    • Explain how multiple sclerosis affects the nervous system.
    • Describe the treatment options that are available for your friend.
    • State whether it was possible for your friend to have prevented this condition.
  3. Include a references page at the end of your document, formatted using the APA guidelines, that lists your research sources.

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School: Rice University









Multiple Sclerosis
Institutional Affiliation



Multiple sclerosis is a condition the spinal code resulting to potential symptoms that
include problems with balance, movement, sensation, and vision. It is a lifelong condition that
causes disability in serious in a chronic situation. In many cases, the condition is mild and can
be controlled. The disease I thought to be autoimmune and progressive neurodegenerative
condition. The immune system steadily attacks its own myelin sheath which is composed of the
cells that surround and protects the nervous system. When they attack, the cells get damaged and
the nerves get exposed causing difficulty for the brain to send signa...

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