Parkinson's disease

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Named after English physician James Parkinson (1755-1824).

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Parkinson's disease (uncountable)

  1. (neurology, medicine) A chronic neurological disorder affecting movement, characterized by tremor, slowness of movement (bradykinesia), cogwheel or lead-pipe rigidity, and postural instability.[1]

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  1. ^ Jankovic J (April 2008). "Parkinson's disease: clinical features and diagnosis". Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 79 (4): 368–76. pmid:18344392. doi:10.1136/jnnp.2007.131045.