als als  /ˈælz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs

Usage(s):

  • The Sentinel has also turned up 25 ALS patients in Wisconsin who say they have been exposed to the fertilizer.

News

  1. Radio hosts fired for mocking former NFL player with ALS

    Members of an Atlanta radio station were suspended and later fired after they made light of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason's battle with ALS, the Associated Press reported.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Atlanta radio hosts fired after making fun of Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS

    If you're the kind of nimrod who thinks it's humorous to make fun of people suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) -- a disease that mercilessly takes away nearly every bodily function most of us take for granted ... well, … Continue reading ?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Shutdown Corner via Yahoo! Sports

  3. ALS TDI Tri-State Trek Charity Bike Ride to Take Place July 19-21

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) will hold its 11th annual Tri-State Trek charity cycling event on July 19-21, 2013. The Tri-State Trek is a three-day, 270 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT with the mission to end amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease).(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We use a bullet as a metaphor," says Lansbury, "and it's a very apt one. With ALS, you don't really know where it comes from, and you don't know when it might hit."
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Angela Lansbury Source: Hollywood Reporter

  2. "They changed how motocross riding gear was manufactured and marketed," says Glover. "For me, on a personal level, I wore a set of pink gear. There was the DayGlo that David Bailey wore, the ALS helmet. They designed the V1000 and V2000 chest...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Broc Glover Source: Motorcycle.com

  3. "If I was the Als, last week, I'd rather be in their position," Buono said. "But today, I'd rather be in my position. When you've got the momentum, you keep the pedal to the metal. Look, you're talking to a guy who has been in more finals,...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Wally Buono Source: Canada.com

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