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parkinsonism (countable and uncountable, plural parkinsonisms)

  1. (neurology, medicine) A neurological syndrome characterized by tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability; a condition with the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, regardless of its cause.
    • 2004, Walter George Bradley, Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders, Taylor & Francis ISBN 9789997625892, page 2144
      In 1982, a number of young California drug addicts developed acute and severe parkinsonism after intravenous injection of a synthetic heroin contaminated by MPTP.
    • 2011, Carlo Colosimo, David E. Riley, Gregor K. Wenning, Handbook of Atypical Parkinsonism, Cambridge University Press ISBN 9781139493758, page 112
      However, it is important for the clinician to consider alternative diagnoses, particularly treatable, potentially reversible syndromes such as drug-induced parkinsonism, hydrocephalus and other structural abnormalities, Wilson's disease, and some forms of toxic, metabolic, and infectious parkinsonism.
    • 2012, Brian K. Alldredge, Robin L. Corelli, Michael E. Ernst, Koda-Kimble and Young's Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ISBN 9781609137137, page 1939
      Can risperidone cause parkinsonism? What evidence suggests that J.R. has antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism?