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par·kin·son·ismor 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.
[From 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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|Noun||1.||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