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Meaning of PARKINSON'S DISEASE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
 
 Synonyms: paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's, Parkinson's syndrome, shaking palsy
 
 See Also: brain disease, brain disorder, degenerative disorder, encephalopathy, tremor

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A progressive disorder of the nervous system marked by muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, decreased mobility, stooped posture,slow voluntary movements, and a mask-like facial expression.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by the death of nerve cells containing the neurotransmitter dopamine in a specific area of the brain; the cause of nerve cell death is unknown. Parkinson's patients have such symptoms as tremors, speech impediments, movement difficulties, and often dementia.
 

 

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