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Motor neurone disease (MND)

Motor neurone disease is a condition that causes weakness in the muscles, leading eventually to paralysis. Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis.

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Nervous system diseases

Find out more about specific nervous system diseases, including signs and symptoms of particular conditions, how they are diagnosed and where to go for support.

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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that causes your muscles to become weaker. Learn more about the 5 different types of SMA.

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Neuromuscular system

The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.

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Dysarthria

Dysarthria is when the muscles used to breathe and speak are weakened or paralysed, slurring your speech. Learn more here.

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Palliative care

Palliative care helps to improve the quality of life of people who have a life-limiting illness. Read about the range of services available.

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Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)

Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) includes problems with swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, dribbling, or closing the lips. Find out more here.

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The role of a neurologist

A neurologist is a specialist physician who treats diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle.

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Nervous system

Your nervous system controls many of your body’s functions, including walking, speaking and other activities. Learn more about how it works.

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