Parkinson's

Definition of Parkinson's

prop. n.1.A disease causing parkinsonism, a degenerative nervous disorder; sometimes used loosely as a synonym for parkinsonism. More precisely, parkinson's disease is the term for the underlying physiological disorder and parkinsonism is the term for the set of symptoms associated with the disease. See parkinsonism.
Parkinson's disease is the most common form of parkinsonism, a group of disorders that are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.
- Mayo Clinic (Report, 1999

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brain disease, brain disorder, degenerative disorder, encephalopathy, paralysis agitans, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, Parkinsonism, shaking palsy, tremor
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