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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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My husband has frontotemporal dementia and Parkinsonism.
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The foundation also will establish individual Congress Awards to help cover travel costs to attend the Congress of the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, World Federation of Neurology.
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It is pointed out that DLB is difficult to be diagnosed because the disease presents characteristic symptoms such as cognitive fluctuations, visual hallucinations and parkinsonism in addition
Certain cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers may help differentiate Parkinson's disease from other causes of parkinsonism and also predict which patients will later develop Parkinson's-related dementia, a report shows.
A more difficult clinical distinction (not addressed in this study) is the patient with cognitive symptoms and Parkinsonism who may have DLB, atypical AD, or frontotemporal lobar degeneration.
There is still no universally reliable way to differentiate Parkinson's disease (PD) from other causes of Parkinsonism that share symptomatology and structural abnormalities.