Parkinsons syndrome, parkinson's syndrome, parkinsons, parkinson's

Parkinsons Syndrome

Parkinsons syndrome (Parkinson's Syndrome), Defined: Parkinson's syndrome is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination.

Symptoms of Parkinson's Syndrome include:

* tremor or trembling of the arms, jaw, legs, and face
* stiffness or rigidity of the limbs and trunk
* bradykinesia -- slowness of movement
* postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination

Parkinson's Syndrome is also known by, or diagnosed as:

* paralysis agitans
* Parkinson's
* Parkinson's disease
* Parkinsonism
* shaking palsy

Several conditions at first sight look very much like Parkinson's disease but are indeed separate conditions incorporated under the term Parkinson's Syndrome.

Other degenerative conditions of the nervous system, which may have Parkinsonian features, include:

* Progressive supranuclear palsy (Steel Richardson's)
* Corticobascal degeneration
* Creutzfeld-Jacob disease
* Primary pallidal atrophy
* Idiopathic dystonia-parkinsonism
* Hemiatrophy-hemiparkinsonism
* Parkinsonism-ALS-dementia complex of Gaum
* Atherosclerotic or senile Parkinsonism
* Alzheimer's and Pick's diseases

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