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expanded disability status scale


Definition: a commonly used rating system for evaluating the degree of neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis, based on neurologic findings, and not symptoms; there are 10 grades in all, in steps and half-steps (4, 4.5, 5), with “1” being neurologically normal and “10” being death.

Synonym(s): Kurtzke multiple sclerosis disability scale

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