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Meaning of PARKINSONISM

Pronunciation:  'purkinsu`nizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
 

PARKINSONISM is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: paralysis agitans, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, shaking palsy
 
 See Also: brain disease, brain disorder, degenerative disorder, encephalopathy, tremor

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: the name given to a group of disorders with similar features including four primary symptoms: tremor, rigidity, postural instability, and bradykinesia, that are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.
 
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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