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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (cont.)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Treatment

The goals of medical treatment are to relieve symptoms and complications, maintain muscle functions and movement, and delay paralysis and disability for as long as possible.

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