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  Parkinsonism



Parkinsonism

    The name given to a group of disorders with similar features; four primary symptoms (tremor, rigidity, postural instability, and bradykinesia) that are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.

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Rigidity
Rigidity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a limb.

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"That part of the central nervous system that is located within the cranium (skull). The brain functions as the primary receiver, organizer and distributor of information for the body. It has two (right and left) halves called ""hemispheres."" "



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PET scan
Positron emission tomography scan. A diagnostic test that uses a sophisticated camera and computer to produce images of how your body is functioning. PET scans show the difference between healthy and abnormally functioning tissues.

PSA
Prostate specific antigen. A protein which comes from the prostate gland. The PSA test, which measures the levels of prostate specific antigen in the blood, is one test for prostate cancer.

Prostate
A male sex gland that produces a thick fluid which forms part of semen.

Pallidotomy
A surgical procedure in which a part of the brain called the globus pallidus is lesioned in order to improve symptoms of tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia.

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Palsy
Paralysis of a muscle or group of muscles

Peristalsis
Wavelike contractions that move food through the digestive tract.

Pyramidal pathway
A collection of nerve tracts that travel from the cerebral cortex through the pyramid of the medulla oblongata in the brainstem to the spinal cord. Within the pyramid of the medulla, fibers cross from one side of the brain to the opposite side of the spinal cord; the pyramidal pathway is intact in Parkinson's disease.

Palate
Hard and soft tissue forming the roof of the mouth.

Palliative treatment
Non invasive relief of irritating conditions.

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