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Als is sometimes a misspelling of as, else or also.

Definition of the noun als

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noun - plural: -

  1. thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
    • examples: ALS slowly destroys the nerves and muscles needed for moving your body. | ALS had made his hands and arms too weak to hold a pen or to type. | During the first year of his research, he learned he had ALS. | The medical name for his disease is ALS. | Apart from being unlucky enough to get ALS, I have been fortunate in almost every other respect. | During the first year of the study, he learned he himself had ALS. | During the first year of the study, he learned that he himself had ALS.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of ALS: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gehrig's disease
    • more generic terms: nervous disorder / neurological disease / neurological disorder = a disorder of the nervous system; induration / sclerosis = any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue


  1. Als is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea.
    • also known as 阿爾斯島
  2. Als a.k.a. San Luis Valley Regional Airport is two miles south of Alamosa, in Alamosa County, Colorado. It is owned by the City and County of Alamosa. It sees one airline, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.


"Als" is a book by Rod Cowley.


  1. Als is a file format.
  2. Als a.k.a. superoxide dismutase 1, soluble (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 (adult)) is a gene.
    • also known as Cu /Zn superoxide dismutase; Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase; superoxide dismutase 1, soluble; SOD, soluble; superoxide dismutase (aa 120-154); superoxide dismutase, cystolic; indophenoloxidase A
  3. Als a.k.a. insulin-like growth factor binding protein, acid labile subunit is a gene.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Als

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Google previewPathology for the Health Professions (2013)

by Ivan Damjanov

Although ALS is a rare disease, affecting 2 in 100,000 people, it has been of interest to scientists because of its unique features, which could...

Google previewEssential Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2007)

by Grant Cooper

Descriptions of Selected Diseases of the Motor Neuron Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS is the most common adult-onset...

Because the prognosis is poor, ALS is a diagnosis that should be made only after all other causes of weakness and ...

Google previewNeurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy (2015)

by Suzanne Tink Martin, Mary Kessler

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ALS is a terminal progressive disease involving both UMNs and LMNs...

Incidence and Etiology ALS is the most common motor neuron disease in adults, with an incidence of 3 to 5 per 100,000 ...

Google previewPsychiatry for Neurologists (2007)

by Dilip V. Jeste, Joseph H. Friedman

ALS is a disorder of the lower motor neuron (LMN)—the AHCs and cranial nerve motor nuclei—and the upper motor neuron...

Google previewEndocannabinoids (2015)

by Roger G. Pertwee

Natural History ALS is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative condition...

Another more recently discovered cause of hereditary ALS is the inheritance of an autosomal dominant hexanucleotide repeat ...

Google previewProgress in Chemokine Research (2007)

by W. P. Linkes

IRCCS Istituto Auxologic Italiano, "Dino Ferrari" Center for Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Milan Medical School, Milan, Italy ALS is a progressive motoneuron disease culminating in respiratory failure.

Google previewHerbicide-Resistant Crops (1995)

Agricultural, Economic, Environmental, Regulatory, and Technological Aspects by Stephen O. Duke

Also known as acetohydroxy acid synthase or AHAS, ALS is the first eznyme in the branched chain amino acid pathway.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (2009)

by Anthony D. Mosley

ALS and Parkinson's rarely occur together. Recent ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary Oder Vollständig Englisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von --- Hrsg. U. Verb. Von Anton Ernst Klausing. Etc. 4. Aufl (1771)

wenn es steht vor ld, lk, ll, lt, als bald, talk, fall, salt; 2) nach dem w, auf welches in der folgenden Sylbe kein Consonans mit dem e muto stehet, als: warm, water, wander, was; ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of European Proverbs (2013)

by Emanuel Strauss

better go to bed supperless than rise in debt sleep without supping, and wake without owing Ger: besser ohne Abendbrot zu Bette gehen als mit Schulden aufstehen lieber die alten Kleider flicken als neue borgen Fr: couche-toi sans souper, ...

Google previewLegal Translation and the Dictionary (2004)

by Marta Chromá

Diese Präpositionalverbindung wird sowohl in der tschechischen Gemeinsprache" als auch in der Rechtssprache standardmäßig gebraucht und ermöglicht die nominale sowie verbale Valenz (odvolániprotirozsudku (Berufung gegen das ...

Google previewLexicon latino-belgicum novum ... Tertia editione ... purgatum & ... ditatum, cura & studio Arn. Henr. Westerhovii. Editio quarta ... denuo diligenter repurgata (1771)

by Samuel Pitiscus, Arnoldus Henricus Westerhoff

De gezeyde Perottus brengt ook by de woorden, Connam, Cûnìzazia, щиты, als uit Plautus; en итога, als uit Cicero ontleent. Ik heb ze naerl'telyk nagezocht , doch niet gevonden. Ook lieden van (indie daer na gevraegt; maer niemant heeft ze ...

Google previewWords, Lexemes, Concepts, Approaches to the Lexicon (1999)

Studies in Honour of Leonhard Lipka by Wolfgang Falkner, Hans-Jörg Schmid

Nehmen wir als Beispiel für die 'Zwischenfarben' den Konnotationstest bei lila mit 24 Personen: Undefiniert blieb der Ausdruck...

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Scrabble value of A1L1S1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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