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- n. Plural form of sclerosis.
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The scars -- or scleroses -- form on nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves, which are the basic components of the central nervous system (CNS).
And I mean, depending on where these scleroses hit you; they can affect a completely different part of your body.
In addition to causing headache, fatigue, and problems with light sensitivity, they are listed as problematic for individuals with epilepsy, migraine, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and vertigo (related to cardiovascular problems, multiple scleroses, and several other disorders.)
The name multiple sclerosis refers to the multiple scars (or scleroses) on the myelin sheaths.