Parkinson´s Disease

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Parkinson´s Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement.

Tremor- a shaking that usually begins in a limb, hand, or fingerBradykinesia-a slowness in movement that makes simple tasks take longer and become more difficultRidged muscles- muscle stiffness often occurs and affects range of motionImpared posture and balance- difficulty regaining ballance and keeping ballance while standing still

There is no cure for Parkinson's Disease however medicine and surgery is poaaible to manage the symptoms. The medications usually provide extra dopamine that helps lesson symptoms such as problems with walking, movement and tremors, however the benefitsof the drug frequently diminish or become inconsistant.


Faces of Parkinsons

substantia nigra

The disease attacks the neurons in the area of the brain called the substantia nigra, that is mainly responsible for the production of dopamine (the neurotransmitter that is responsible movement).



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