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[New Latin paralysis agitāns : Latin paralysis, palsy + Latin agitāns, present participle of agitāre, to shake.]
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(Pathology) another name for Parkinson's disease
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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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|Noun||1.||paralysis agitans - 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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