parkinsonism

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

Definition of parkinsonism

  1. 1 :  parkinson's disease

  2. 2 :  a neurological disorder resembling Parkinson's disease

1923

First Known Use of parkinsonism

1923


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parkinsonism

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noun par·kin·son·ism \ˈpär-kən-sə-ˌniz-əm\
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Parkinsonism

Medical Definition of parkinsonism

  1. 1:  parkinson's disease

  2. 2:  any of several neurological disorders that are characterized by symptoms (such as muscle rigidity, slowness of movement, and impaired balance) similar to those of Parkinson's disease but have an attributable cause (such as drugs, toxins, brain injury, infection, or neurodegenerative disease) resulting in low levels or blocked activity of dopamine—called also parkinsonian syndrome, Parkinson's syndrome


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