1. What does ALS stand for?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

An acronym for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, or LGD; affects nerve cells in the brain and the spine and progressively degenerates victims' motor neurons until their death; become popularly associated with the "ice bucket challenge" that swept social media in the summer of 2014.


"Did u ever do the ALS ice bucket challenge?
Yep but I gave money instead of dumping a bucket of water on my head, seemed more helpful."

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Last Updated: September 3, 2014

2. What does ALS stand for?

Advanced life support

A term that stands for the advanced set of life-saving skills used to care for a person with life-threatening injuries or illnesses until reaching a hospital; used to provide an open airway for breathing and support circulation.


"They trained us in ALS tactics so we'd be prepared for emergency situations."

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Last Updated: January 28, 2015

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