Parkinson's disease


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a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination

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According to the team of researchers, the findings can prompt specialists who treat patients with Parkinson's disease to periodically inquire about their patients' sexual life.
Parkinson's disease signs and symptoms can be different for everyone.
The antibody is being evaluated as a disease modifying treatment for Parkinson's disease.
To determine whether boosting mitochondrial biogenesis and function with an [NAD.sup.+] precursor reduces Parkinson's disease pathology, researchers tested nicotinamide riboside's effects in neuronal stem cells derived from Parkinson's disease patients who had the most common Parkinson's genetic defect and in fruit flies that also had the defective gene.
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease, and causes motor symptoms such as tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability and autonomic dysfunction due to a preferential loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra.
Amer Ikram, Senior Neurologist at Doctors Hospital Lahore said, 'It will direct people towards getting an early diagnosis and treatment that can improve symptoms of Parkinson's disease. We should play our role in the community to spread awareness about Parkinson's disease', he added.
There is no definitive test to detect Parkinson's disease or Parkinsonism -- a movement disorder in which a vital chemical in the brain called dopamine is gradually reduced.
World Parkinson's Awareness Day aims to raise global awareness of Parkinson's disease. In general, members of the public have very limited knowledge about this condition.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system mainly affecting the motor system.
The lack of Dopamine in Parkinson's disease reduces the inhibitory effect, so excitatory cholinergic fibres causes hyperkinetic features.
The study found that people with Parkinson's disease had significantly lower levels of caffeine in their blood than people without the disease, even if they consumed the same amount of caffeine.
A DRUG used to tackle tapeworm could help lead the fight against Parkinson's disease, according to scientists from Cardiff University.
A DRUG used to tackle tapeworms could help lead the fight against Parkinson's disease, according to scientists from Cardiff University.
Cindy Zadikoff will provide an overview of Parkinson's disease, including diagnosis, symptoms, progression and treatment.
6 -- Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive disorder of the nervous system.
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