Lou Gehrig's disease

Lou Gehrig's disease
noun Etymology: Lou Gehrig died 1941 American baseball player who suffered from the disease Date: 1958 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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  • Lou Gehrig's disease — Lou Geh·rig s disease .lü .ge(ə)r igz , .ga(ə)r n AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS Gehrig Lou (1903 1941) American baseball player. Gehrig began playing for the New York Yankees in 1925. He soon became a fine first baseman and an outstanding hitter …   Medical dictionary

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — [lo͞o ger′igz] n. [after ( Henry) Lou(is) Gehrig (1903 41), U.S. baseball player who died of the disease] AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS …   English World dictionary

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — Lou′ Gehr′ig s disease [[t]lu[/t]] n. pat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis …   From formal English to slang

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. See also motor neurone disease. Lou Gehrig (1903 41), US baseball player who suffered from it …   Medical dictionary

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. See also: motor neurone disease [Lou Gehrig (1903–41), US baseball player who suffered from it] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — /lu ˈgeɪrɪgz dəziz/ (say looh gayrigz duhzeez) noun → ALS. {from Lou Gehrig, 1903–41, US baseballer, who suffered from the disease} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lou Gehrig’s disease — ➡ Gehrig * * * …   Universalium

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — noun another term for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Origin 1940s: named after the American baseball star Henry Louis Gehrig, who died from the disease …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — n. (Medicine) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, incurable progressive disease of the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that causes their degeneration and muscle degeneration (named after famous baseball player who died of the disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lou Gehrig's disease — noun Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease …   Wiktionary

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