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Parkinson's disease

noun Par·kin·son's disease \ˈpär-kən-sənz-\

medical : a disease that affects the nervous system and causes people's muscles to become weak and their arms and legs to shake

Full Definition of PARKINSON'S DISEASE

:  a chronic progressive neurological disease chiefly of later life that is linked to decreased dopamine production in the substantia nigra and is marked especially by tremor of resting muscles, rigidity, slowness of movement, impaired balance, and a shuffling gait —called also paralysis agitans, Parkinson's, Parkinson's syndrome

Origin of PARKINSON'S DISEASE

James Parkinson †1824 English physician
First Known Use: 1877

Parkinson's disease

noun Par·kin·son's disease \ˈpär-kən-sənz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARKINSON'S DISEASE

:  a chronic progressive neurological disease chiefly of later life that is linked to decreased dopamine production in the substantia nigra and is marked especially by tremor of resting muscles, rigidity, slowness of movement, impaired balance, and a shuffling gait—called also paralysis agitans, parkinsonian syndrome, parkinsonism, Parkinson's, Parkinson's syndrome

Variants of PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Par·kin·son's disease also Par·kin·son disease \-sən-\

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