GlossaryVentilator- A mechanical respiratory device
Atrophy- Wasting away of a body part
Multifocal motor neuropathy- Rare immune mediated condition characterized by muscle wastage
Tracheotomy- A procedure in which a plastic tube is inserted into the patient's windpipe through an opening made in the in the neck. This is carried out if the patient needs to be on a permanent ventilator support
Neurotrophic factors- chemicals found in the brain and spinal cord that are involved in the development and maintenance of neurons
Apoptosis- Programmed cell death, a normal cell process
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