Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2021

Department 1

Health Sciences


A literary review of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis summarizing the most up to date information about ALS. The most recent prevalence and incidence reports globally and specifically the USA are reported. Characteristics of the phenotypes are described and a break down of symptoms and effective diagnosis measures are reported and explained. Genetic and environmental factors are summarized and broken down in layman's terms. Current research and treatments being performed for ALS patients and their future impacts are described.


Written for HS 311: Neuromuscular Physiology

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