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Can Anyone Tell Me What Is Paralysis Agitans
Parkinson's disease: 'paralysis' - latin for palsy or muscle weakness; 'agitans' = shaky; this expression use started about 1817. Today it is called parkinson's disease, or if just the symptoms of this disease 'parkinsonism'. Disease is characterized by a non-intention tremor and the hallmark of the disease is an slowing of all movements, called bradykinesis (brady = slow, kinesis=motion). ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Anything...: ...that damages the brain can potentially cause psychosis. Psychosis is when the brain/mind have lost touch with reality, and paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and disorganized thinking can occur. Common causes are chronic drug abuse, alcoholism, dementia and some psychiatric illnesses. ...Read more
Hypokalemic dsiease: Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare, autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by muscle weakness or paralysis with a matching fall in potassium levels in the blood . For a full explanation of it go to this link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hypokalemic_periodic_paralysis. ...Read more
Adrenoleukodystrophy: is a group of related X-linked inherited disorders in 3 categories. In the childhood cerebral form with initial neurological signs < age 10, progression varies, but can be rapid & cause complete disability within a few years. Life expectancy depends on severity & rate of progression + intensity of medical support. See http://ulf.org/adrenoleukodystrophy for information & support for the family. ...Read more
Vision/hearing loss: Ushers syndrome is an autosomal recessive inherited disease that involves various degrees of vision loss in the form of retinitis pigmentosa & varying degrees of hearing/balance loss. Type 1 has profound hearing/balance loss at birth, type 2 has moderate to severe hearing/balance loss at birth,& type 3 normal hearing/balance at birth but progresses in later childhood/teens. ...Read more
If your question is : about an Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, please specify age of onset of symptoms, clinical course thus far & results of genetic testing. Progression of symptoms depends on the type, as you can see on this site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1509/. It has medical terminology, but you can get an idea of the different types & different patterns of inheritance. ...Read more
Klippel-Feil: It happens about 1 in 40,000 to 42,000 newborns. It is slightly more common in females. ...Read more
Need More Info: There are too many things in medicine that can be abreviated as RND. ...Read more
Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can any doctors tell me if I am going to get Parkinson's disease from my chronic stress? I am an 18 year old male suffering from major anxiety, etc etc
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