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Definitions for common Medicare terms

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or lou gehrig’s disease

DEFINITION: Patients who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are eligible for Medicare at any age. The disease attacks a person’s motor nerve cells in the spinal cord.