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Can anyone tell me what is paralysis agitans?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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