Parkinsons disease


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Par′kin•son's disease`

(ˈpɑr kɪn səns)
n.
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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Parkinsons disease (PD) is a progressive, degenerative condition of the central nervous system (CNS), caused by the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the midbrain.
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