What is MS?



“Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be “immune-mediated” rather than “autoimmune.”(National Multiple Sclerosis Society, n.d).


Definition of MS. (n.d.). Retrieved June 10, 2016, from http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Definition-of-MS