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paralysis agitans

another name for Parkinson's disease
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Examples from the Web for paralysis agitans
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  • In older people they sometimes pass over into paralysis agitans or a close simulant of that affection.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • The patient was suffering from paralysis agitans, or Shaking palsy, and was of course incurable.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • This spread and finally became typical of paralysis agitans.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • I think that there is a report of some cases of paralysis agitans being improved by injections of diphtheria serum.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • Frenkel has shown that it is applicable in paralysis agitans and markedly relieves the rigidity that is so annoying a symptom.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • You seem perturbed, anxious, with slight symptoms of paralysis agitans.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
  • The most common type of involuntary tremor is that seen in paralysis agitans to which a special chapter is devoted.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
paralysis agitans in Medicine

paralysis agitans paralysis ag·i·tans (āj'ĭ-tānz')
See Parkinson's disease.

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