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What does parkinsonian and parkinsonism mean? 

What does parkinsonian and parkinsonism mean? 

Basal ganglia: Parkinson's disease can be idiopathic, or secondary to problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning, carbon disulfide, manganese exposure, repetitive head trauma, certain patterns of strokes, but parkinsonian signs could be a complication of medications, especially major tranquilizers used in psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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Is there a parkinsonian personality?

Is there a parkinsonian personality?

No: Parkinsons is a movement disorder characterized by specific set of tremors and gait symptoms. Certain diseases and drugs can induce a "parkinsonian syndrome" that can mimic this disease. It is not a personality disorder nor is there a "parkinsonian personality.". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parkinsonism?

Degenerative : Parkinson's disease is associated with a misfolded protein (alpha synuclein) which causes a loss of Dopamine in the basal ganglia. Symptoms include resting tremors, dementia, gait instability, rigidity, masked facies, drooling, trouble swallowing, constipation, pain, immobilization, and eventual severe disability. Deep brain stimulation may help many continue functioning. ...Read more

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What is parkinsonism ?

What is parkinsonism ?

Parkinsonism: It is a disorder that affects the way the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body. Main symptoms are usually stiffness, shaking (tremor), and slowness of movement. Symptoms typically become gradually worse over time. Treatment often provides good relief of symptoms for several years. http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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How to control parkinsonism?

Parkinsonism: There is no cure for PD, and no treatment prevents the disease from progressing. However, treatments can usually ease symptoms. Consult your doctor . http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

What are examples of parkinsonism drugs?

Many types: There are many types of drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of parksinson's disease. The mainstay of treatment are the dopaminergic medications include Levodopa (in various combinations) and the Dopamine agonists (e.g., rasagiline, ropinirole, etc). Other medications such as anticholinergics are to treat other manifestations of the disease. See: www.Parkinsons.Org & www.Michaeljfox.Org. ...Read more

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Can I get parkinsonism from heavy metals?

Similar: You can get symptoms like parkinsons disease from heavy metal toxicity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugs that cause parkinsonism?

Very complex: In a nutshell, initially might use dopamine agonists, and Azilect, (rasagiline) and later L-DOPA, with carbidopa and entacapone, and even later have combinations of some of these. A non-drug approach via DBS unit could be rather valuable, if necessitated. ...Read more

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How to prevent from parkinsonism ?

Prevention?: The cause of onset of parkinsons remains a mystery herbicides seem to be a problem caffeine studies have shown both increased and decrease risk some kinds of peppers may decrease risk in the 1980s a chemical with heroin was known to cause parkinsons. ...Read more

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What are the causes of parkinsonism and how does it differ from parkinsons?

What are the causes of parkinsonism and how does it differ from parkinsons?

Disease vs Syndrome: Parkinsonism refers to the constellation of symptoms that make up parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism may be due to parkinson's disease or other disorders that resemble parkinson's disease (e.g. Multiple system atrophy). Parkinson's disease is a disease that causes deterioration of particular areas of the brain resulting in a lack of Dopamine (a neurotransmitter). ...Read more