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Parkinson's Disease

Also called: Parkinson Disease, Parkinsons Disease

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Carbidopa (Lodosyn) is a drug that is usually given in combination with a Parkinson's drug called levodopa; the combination is called Sinemet...
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A cryothalamotomy is a surgical procedure where a "super-cooled" probe is inserted deep into the part of the brain called the thalamus in an effort...
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a new surgical procedure that is very effective in treating Parkinson's disease. The surgery includes the...
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Deprenyl (Eldepryl, Selegiline, Jumex) is a drug that slows the breakdown of important brain chemicals such as dopamine. This medication may help...
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Dopamine is a chemical produced by the brain. It assists in the effective transmission of messages from one nerve cell to the next. People with...
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Dyskinesia is abnormal muscle movement. It may appear as a side effect of long-term drug treatment in Parkinson's and may worsen in response to...
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Ethopropazine (Parsidol/Parsitan) is a drug sometimes used in the past to treat Parkinson's disease.
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Idiopathic is an adjective meaning "of unknown cause." The usual form of Parkinson's is idiopathic Parkinson's.
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Micrographia is the tendency to have very small handwriting due to difficulty with fine motor movements in Parkinson's disease.
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Mirapex (pramipexole) is a newer dopamine agonist that is tolerated better and is more effective.
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MPTP is a toxic chemical, exposure to which causes Parkinson's disease symptoms in some intravenous drug users. It is now used to produce Parkinson's...
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Nigrostriatal degeneration is the degeneration or destruction of the nerve pathways from the part of the brain called the substantia nigra to the...
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Palilalia is a symptom of Parkinson's disease, in which a word or syllable is repeated and the flow of speech is interrupted.
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Paralysis agitans is the Latin form of the older, popular term "shaking palsy," which was used to designate early Parkinson's diagnosis.
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Prolopa is a drug used to treat Parkinson's. It is composed of levodopa and benserazide.
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