What exactly happened?!?!

Lou Gehrig had ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is a disease where the motor neuron is affected. The motor neuron controls impulses from the brain to other nerves. ALS affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. Patients with later stages of the disease will experience uncontrolable voluntary muscle spasms or become conmpletly paralyzed. When the motor neuron dies it stops electrical impulses from the brain to the body, resulting in instaneous death.

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