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  • n. Parkinson’s disease.

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  • proper n. 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.

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Examples

  • Balance and gait problems are common among Parkinson's, which is marked by slowness of movement and muscular rigidity.

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  • Her family doctor dismissed the notion of Parkinson's.

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  • By the 1970s, the commandment formerly known as Parkinson's, or just Park's, had become Reagan's.

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  • "If we are correct then correcting this pathway will not only take care of ALS but also other toxic proteins that build up, whether Alzheimer's or Parkinson's," says Dr. Siddique.

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  • A 2001 study published in Science found that placebo was effective at improving Parkinson's disease symptoms at a magnitude similar to real medication.

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  • Insight gleaned into ALS also could be helpful for understanding other diseases that affect neurons, such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's, they say.

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  • Studies across medical conditions including depression, migraines and Parkinson's disease have found that supposedly inert treatments, like sugar pills, sham surgery and sham acupuncture, can yield striking effects.

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  • Difficult conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and obesity remain problematic.

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  • Apparently anyone who is not yet at level 3 of Parkinson's or reached the secondary progressive stage of MS is fit to work.

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  • An electrical brain-stimulation technique used to treat Parkinson's disease and chronic pain appears to enhance human memory as well, according to a tiny but intriguing new study that bolsters hope for one day developing a nondrug treatment for memory problems, including ailments like Alzheimer's disease.

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