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Motor neurone disease explained - Better Health Channel -open

Motor neurone disease (MND) often begins with weakness of the muscles of the hands or feet. Motor neurones are nerve cells that control the voluntary muscles of the trunk, limbs, speech, swallowing and breathing. Damage to these nerves causes muscle weakness and wasting. This leads to gradual paralysis, loss of speech, difficulty swallowing and eventual death from respiratory (breathing) failure.





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