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Par·kin·son's disease(pär′kĭn-sənz) also Par·kin·son disease (-sən)
A progressive disease of the central nervous system, associated with the destruction of brain cells that produce dopamine and characterized by muscle tremors, muscle rigidity or stiffness, abnormally slow movement, and impaired balance and coordination. It usually affects people over the age of 50. Also called paralysis agitans.
[After James Parkinson (1755-1824), British physician.]
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(Pathology) a progressive chronic disorder of the central nervous system characterized by impaired muscular coordination and tremor. Often shortened to: Parkinson's Also called: Parkinsonism, Parkinson's syndrome, paralysis agitans or shaking palsy
[C19: named after James Parkinson (1755–1824), British surgeon, who first described it]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Par′kin•son's disease`(ˈpɑr kɪn səns)
a neurologic disease believed to be caused by deterioration of the brain cells that produce dopamine, occurring primarily after the age of 60, and characterized by tremors, esp. of the fingers and hands, muscle rigidity, and a shuffling gait. Also called par′kin•son•ism (-səˌnɪz əm)
[1870–75; after James Parkinson (1755–1824), English physician who first described it]
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A disease of the brain, usually in older people, that tends to become more severe over time. Symptoms include shaking, slowed movement, and rigid muscles.
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|Noun||1.||Parkinson's disease - 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
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Parkinson's disease[ˈpɑːkɪnsənzdɪˌziːz] N → enfermedad f de Parkinson
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n. enfermedad de Parkinson, atrofia o degeneración de los nervios cerebrales que se manifiesta con temblores, debilidad muscular progresiva, cambios en el habla, la manera de andar y la postura.
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