[quote=“Rebecca85”] I wish we could edit our comments, I’ve just read back and it’s as clear as mud! MS is degenerative in the usual sense of the word, as it is a condition that can be expected to worsen with time.
However, when the scientists call some thing degenerative, they mean consistently worsening without hope of getting better.
So the fact that you can have relapsing remitting MS with some sort of repair between relapses means that it isn’t scientifically degenerative. [/quote]
Yes, Rebecca, I wish we could edit our posts as well.
Other fora provide preview function and the ability to edit just once (within 20 minutes of posting), so why can’t we?
Nothing wrong with a Psychology degree - several of us here have one (or more).
Actually, very little dopamine is made at the synapses, or in neurons; much more comes from the substantia nigra and the ventral tegmental area. Both of these are discrete structures that sit above the brainstem - my calling them “glands” may not be quite correct, but they behave like glands.
So, maybe RRMS is not degenerative in the strict use of the term, but what about the two progressives" PPMS and SPMS?