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or Par·kin·son·ism  (pär′kĭn-sə-nĭz′əm)
1. A syndrome characterized by tremor, muscular rigidity, slowness of movement, and postural and balance abnormalities, caused by Parkinson's disease or other diseases or induced by trauma, infection, or a drug. Also called Parkinson's syndrome.
2. Parkinson's disease.

par′kin·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj.


a chronic condition of the nervous system marked especially by muscle tremors.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Noun1.Parkinsonism - 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


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Therapeutic options for nocturnal problems in Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonian disorders.
Wenning, Litvan, and Tolosa (2011) clarify that atypical parkinsonian disorders refer to the following neurodegenerative illnesses: multiple system atrophy, dementia with Lewy bodies, PSP, and corticobasal degeneration.
This is despite the relatively high prevalence of constipation in healthy control populations and the potential for constipation to affect individuals with clinical diagnosis of MSA and PSP [15], although presumably constipation is not a common premotor symptom in atypical parkinsonian disorders [16].
Progression of dysarthria and dysphagia in postmortem-confirmed parkinsonian disorders.