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Parkinson disease

Introduction: Parkinson disease

Description of Parkinson disease

Parkinson disease (medical condition): A degenerative brain disorder that typically appears after 50 but can occur in younger adults. The charactistic symptom of ...more

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Parkinson's Disease:
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Parkinson disease: A progressive, degenerative neurologic disease characterized by a TREMOR that is maximal at rest, retropulsion (i.e. a tendency to fall backwards), rigidity, stooped posture, slowness of voluntary movements, and a masklike facial expression. Pathologic features include loss of melanin containing neurons in the substantia nigra and other pigmented nuclei of the brainstem. LEWY BODIES are present in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but may also be found in a related condition (LEWY BODY DISEASE, DIFFUSE) characterized by dementia in combination with varying degrees of parkinsonism. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1059, pp1067-75).
Source: MeSH 2007

Parkinson disease: Related Topics

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Parkinson disease as a Disease

Parkinson disease: Another name for Parkinson's Disease (or close medical condition association).
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Parkinson disease: Related Diseases

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Causes of Parkinson disease

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Symptoms of Parkinson disease (Parkinson's Disease)

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Treatments for Parkinson disease (Parkinson's Disease)

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Treatment of Parkinson disease: For more treatment information about Parkinson disease, see treatment of Parkinson's Disease (Parkinson disease)

Parkinson disease: Article Excerpts about Parkinson's Disease

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Parkinson disease, first described by James Parkinson in 1817, is a growing national problem, with more than half a million...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders. Parkinson's and... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Parkinson disease: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Parkinson disease

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Hierarchical classifications of Parkinson disease

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