(pathology) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease.
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.