Terms that are frequently used in the knowledge pages are explained in the glossary. Many biological and medicinal terms are listed. This does not automatically mean that EMFs were a health problem. The connections between EMF, biology and health are shown in the topic pages.

In addition, we also recommend the glossary of the EMF-portal of the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.


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Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Alzheimer's disease is primarily an age-related, chronic, non-infectious disease of the sleep and crown areas of the brain, in which slowly and progressively the nerve cells die and thereby reduce the mental abilities. More than half of all dementia cases are applicable to AD.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a disease (death) of the nerve cells (motor neuron) responsible for muscle movement and which are found in the brain stem, the cerebral cortex and the spinal cord. This results in muscular atrophy (paralysis) and muscle tonicity (spasticity) amongst other things. ALS is an infrequent illness. The causes are unknown.