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Muhommed Ali: Parkinson's Disease

What treatments did Muhommed Ali seek for his Parkingson's disease
What treatments were available at the time of his diagnosis if any.
Did Muhommead Ali's situtiation help scientest and doctors better understand how the brain works.

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Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder which causes tremors, rigidity, slowing of movement, tiredness, stiffness, and balance problems. Other side effects can be speech and memory as well as mood and usually get worse. This disease usually progresses very slowly and also makes those that suffer from Parkinson's look old, feel old and lose facial expression (Selby, 2011).

Parkinson's disease is caused by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons; therefore, drug treatments consist of drugs that are dopamine precursors, or other drugs that mimic dopamine or that prevent and slow the breakdown of dopamine.

Muhommed Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984 not long after he retired from boxing. It is unknown exactly how many various forms of treatments he may have sought; however, it was thought he was taking one medication called Artane which was thought to have ...

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The solution discusses Parkinson's disease, the symptoms, and treatments that Muhommead Ali utilized. References provided.