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Parkinson Disease:brain structure, neurotransmitter involved

What is Parkinson's Disease, and what brain structures and neurotransmitter are believed to be involved in this disease?

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What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's Disease is a literally crippling neurodegenerative disorder, manifested in about 1% of the aged population. Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.

Symptoms:

The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination. As these ...

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Parkinson's Disease is a literally crippling neurodegenerative disorder, manifested in about 1% of the aged population. Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders.

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