parkinsonian

adjective par·kin·so·nian \ ˌpär-kən-ˈsō-nē-ən , -nyən \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of parkinsonian

1 : of or similar to that of parkinsonism
2 : affected with parkinsonism and especially Parkinson's disease

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First Known Use of parkinsonian

1906

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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parkinsonian

adjective par·kin·so·nian \ ˌpär-kən-ˈsō-nē-ən, -nyən \
variants: or Parkinsonian

medical Definition of parkinsonian

1 : of or similar to that of parkinsonism
2 : affected with parkinsonism and especially Parkinson's disease

Biographical Note for parkinsonian

  • Parkinson play \ˈpär-kən-sən\, James (1755–1824), British surgeon. Parkinson published a monograph on paralysis agitans in 1817. His classic description established the disease as a clinical entity, and ever since his name has been closely identified with it.

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    parkinsonian

    noun
    variants: or Parkinsonian

    medical Definition of parkinsonian

    : an individual affected with parkinsonism and especially Parkinson's disease

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