Introduction: Parkinson's Disease


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Parkinson's Disease: A degenerative brain disorder that typically appears after 50 but can occur in younger adults. The charactistic symptom of Parkinson's is uncontrollable shaking called tremor, usually starting in the hands. Gradual progression of Parkinson's disease causes symptoms throughout the body. In many cases the cause is unclear, but Secondary Parkinson's disease can occur can be caused by various underlying causes such as brain injury or certain brain infections.

Parkinson's Disease: Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders. Parkinson's and related disorders are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS

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