Lou-gehrig-s-disease meaning

lo͝o gĕrĭgz
(pathology) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease.
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Origin of lou-gehrig-s-disease

  • After Henry Louis (“Lou”) Gehrig

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary