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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, 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, 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, page 1939
      Can risperidone cause parkinsonism? What evidence suggests that J.R. has antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism?