Lou Gehrig's disease

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Etymology[edit]

Named after New York Yankees baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941), a prominent sufferer of the disease. The disease was known before Gehrig suffered it, but his fame led to his name being associated with it.

Noun[edit]

Lou Gehrig’s disease (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease.

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