Parkinson's Disease Definition

A degenerative disease of later life, characterized by a rhythmic tremor and muscular rigidity, caused by degeneration in the basal ganglia of the brain.
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Origin of Parkinson's Disease

  • After James Parkinson (1755–1824), British physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after English physician James Parkinson (1755-1824).

    From Wiktionary

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