A 33-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: progressive supranuclear palsy?

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Dr. Nicole Clark
16 years experience Neurology
PSP: This is a condition that is similar to Parkinson's disease but the rigidity is more through the trunk than in the limbs, and people have difficulty moving their eyes. It is also more aggressive than Parkinson's disease with rare benefit with medications and rapid progression.
Answered on May 24, 2018

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