These are medical drugs often used by patients with ALS or MND.

Medical and Medicine Terms


refers to the inability to move, or absence of the ability to move. Akinesia can also be the temporary paralysis or loss of movement of a muscle due to the injection of procaine (local anaesthetic).


A drug that has an affinity for, and increases neurotransmitter activity by directly stimulating the nerve cell receptors which in turns triggers and/or facilitates a biochemical response.


A non-specific symptom of one or more physical, or psychological processes in which screaming, shouting, complaining, moaning, cursing, pacing, fidgeting or wandering pose risk or discomfort, become disruptive or unsafe or interfere with the delivery of care.


Acetylcholine is a chemical in the brain that acts as a neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine is one of many neurotransmitters in the autonomic nervous system and the only neurotransmitter used in the motor division of the somatic nervous system, sensory neurons use glutamate and various peptides at their synapses.