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Tecfidera

Tecfidera is the brand name for dimethyl fumarate, a licensed treatment for people with relapsing remitting MS. It has also been known as BG-12.

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TENS

TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a form of electrical stimulation applied through pads attached to the surface of the skin. It is based on principles similar to acupuncture. TENS machines may help to control pain, particularly the pain that some people experience with muscle spasms.

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Teriflunomide

Teriflunomide is a licensed treatment for people with relapsing remitting MS. Its brand name is Aubagio.

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Tissue Bank

A tissue bank is an establishment that collects human brain and spinal cord tissue for medical research. The MS Society Tissue Bank is the largest distributor of MS brain and spinal cord tissue in Europe and contributes to a number of projects every year. To date, the MS Society Tissue Bank has donated over 4,000 individual samples of brain and spinal tissue to projects related to MS. Samples from the MS Society Tissue Bank prove particularly vital to MS research since it can potentially help answer questions about the causes and progression of MS.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is an extremely severe facial pain that tends to come and go unpredictably in sudden shock-like attacks. The pain is often described as stabbing, shooting, excruciating, burning, extremely strong. The pain usually lasts for a few seconds, but there can be many bursts of pain in quick succession. In MS, it is caused by damage to the myelin coating on the trigeminal nerve.

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Tysabri

Tysabri is the brand name for natalizumab, a licensed treatment for highly active forms of relapsing remitting MS.

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