Parkinsonism definition

pärkĭn-sə-nĭzəm
Any of a group of nervous disorders similar to Parkinson's disease, marked by muscular rigidity, tremor, and impaired motor control and often having a specific cause, such as the use of certain drugs or frequent exposure to toxic chemicals.
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Parkinson's disease.
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Any of various brain disorders characterized by muscle rigidity as in Parkinson's disease, with or without tremor.
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A syndrome characterized by tremor, muscular rigidity, slowness of movement, and postural and balance abnormalities, caused by Parkinson's disease or other diseases or induced by trauma, infection, or a drug.
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Parkinson's disease.
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(neurology, pathology) Parkinson's syndrome.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
parkinsonism
Plural:
parkinsonisms

Origin of parkinsonism

  • From Parkinson's disease

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