Parkinson's disease definition

  • noun:
    • A progressive nervous condition happening most frequently after the age of 50, linked to the destruction of brain cells that produce dopamine and described as muscular tremor, slowing of activity, partial facial paralysis, peculiarity of gait and position, and weakness. Also called paralysis agitans, trembling palsy.
    • A chronic neurologic disorder resulting in decreased control over motion; bad balance and control; and matching symptoms.
    • a type of paralysis, paralysis agitans (which see, under paralysis), explained by Parkinson in 1817.
    • a degenerative disorder regarding the nervous system described as tremor and impaired muscular control

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