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Is there one overwhelming symptom that is the hallmark of Parkinson's disease?

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In brief: Resting Tremor

Parkinson's disease is charcterized by the constellation of resting tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia(slowed movements).
The resting tremor can start on one side of the body, and when present in the hand is described as"pill-rolling". This tremor is different than intention tremors, seen with movement, or essential tremor. The resting tremor can in time generalize, and worsen in intensity.

In brief: Resting Tremor

Parkinson's disease is charcterized by the constellation of resting tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia(slowed movements).
The resting tremor can start on one side of the body, and when present in the hand is described as"pill-rolling". This tremor is different than intention tremors, seen with movement, or essential tremor. The resting tremor can in time generalize, and worsen in intensity.
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Resting tremor

Every person may have more or less of one of these clinical signs: tremor (resting tremor, usually starting in one hand/arm, at a rate of about 3 twitches per second).
Muscle rigidity. Slowness of movement (bradykinesia). Imbalance. Mask-like face. The tremor is often the first thing people notice.

In brief: Resting tremor

Every person may have more or less of one of these clinical signs: tremor (resting tremor, usually starting in one hand/arm, at a rate of about 3 twitches per second).
Muscle rigidity. Slowness of movement (bradykinesia). Imbalance. Mask-like face. The tremor is often the first thing people notice.
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