shaking palsy


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shak·ing palsy

(shā′kĭng)
n.
Parkinson's disease.

shaking palsy

n
(Pathology) another name for Parkinson's disease
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Noun1.shaking palsy - a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
tremor - shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease)
degenerative disorder - condition leading to progressive loss of function
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
Translations

shak·ing palsy

, trembling palsy
n. parálisis agitante. V.: Parkinson's disease.
References in classic literature ?
Cutter remained flushed and wild-eyed as we had known her, but as the years passed she became afflicted with a shaking palsy which made her nervous nod continuous instead of occasional.
The condition was first established as a clinical entry in 1817 by a British doctor, James Parkinson, in his 'Essay on the Shaking Palsy.
Mr Hanson talked to staff and volunteers about the strides that have been made in understanding the condition since James Parkinson's Essay on the Shaking Palsy in 1817, but also the work that is still to be done as there is no cure for Parkinson's and current medication can't stop the condition from progressing.