Motor neuron disease

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Patient with motor neuron disease – iStock
Patient with motor neuron disease – iStock


Motor neuron disease (MND) is not one disease. This term refers to a group of disorders that destroy motor neurons, the nerve cells which control the actions of voluntary muscles used in breathing, swallowing, walking etc. MND is a relentless, progressive disorder, with only 10% surviving 10 years. There are notable exceptions though, like Prof. Steven Hawkins.


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