With Parkinson's, however, these special nerve cells break down, the supply of dopamine dwindles, and movement is affected.
Typically, a patient with Parkinson's riding a bike maintains a pedaling rate of around 50-60 RPMs.
Parkinson's wreaks havoc by affecting nerve cells in the brain that make the neurotransmitter called dopamine.
Deborah W. Brooks, co-founder with Fox at his Parkinson's foundation, on the secret to his comeback.
Myrons connection with Parkinson School began inauspiciously.
The worried expression on Parkinson's face increased in intensity.
"He did; he stood by him like a brother," Parkinson's voice replied.
"Power of the Press—as Parkinson said," answered Starmidge, with a laugh.
Parkinson stared at the recumbent figure rather dubiously for a moment.
It appears to me, young man,” said Parkinson, “that you are making game of me.
1877, from French maladie de Parkinson (1876), named for English physician James Parkinson (1755-1824), who described it (1817) under the names shaking palsy and paralysis agitans.
Parkinson Par·kin·son (pär'kĭn-sən), James. 1755-1824.
British physician who gave (1817) a comprehensive description of paralysis agitans, or Parkinson's disease, and was the first to recognize (1812) perforation of the appendix as a cause of death in appendicitis.
Parkinson's disease Par·kin·son's disease (pär'kĭn-sənz)
A progressive nervous disease occurring most often after the age of 50, associated with the destruction of brain cells that produce dopamine, and characterized by muscular tremor, slowing of movement, partial facial paralysis, peculiarity of gait and posture, and weakness. Also called paralysis agitans.
|Parkinson's disease |
A progressive neurologic disease occurring most often after the age of 50, associated with the destruction of brain cells that produce dopamine. Individuals with Parkinson's disease exhibit tremors while at rest, slowing of movement, stiffening of gait and posture, and weakness. The disease is named after its discoverer, British physician and paleontologist James Parkinson (1755-1824).
A chronic disease of the nervous system that usually strikes in late adult life, resulting in a gradual decrease in muscle control. Symptoms of the disease include shaking, weakness, and partial paralysis of the face. Certain drugs can help alleviate some of its symptoms.