noun par·kin·son·ism \ˈpär-kən-sə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of PARKINSONISM

:  a neurological disorder resembling Parkinson's disease

First Known Use of PARKINSONISM

circa 1923


noun par·kin·son·ism \ˈpär-kən-sə-ˌniz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARKINSONISM

:  any of several neurological conditions that resemble Parkinson's disease and that result from a deficiency or blockage of dopamine caused by neurodegenerative disease, drugs, toxins, or injury to the brain


Next Word in the Dictionary: Parkinson's diseasePrevious Word in the Dictionary: parkinsonianAll Words Near: parkinsonism
May 27, 2015
riot act Hear it
a vigorous reprimand or warning
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears