Lou Gehrig's disease

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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.

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Lou Gehrig's disease (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, US) Synonym of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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