shaking palsy


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Related to shaking palsy: Parkinson's disease
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Synonyms for shaking palsy

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

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Parkinson's disease is named after the British doctor, James Parkinson, who described the disease as a shaking palsy in 1817.
The study, led by Jorge Aeeves Ruiz, an expert in physiology and emeritus researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), uses stem cells to generate a type of nerve cells known as dopaminergic and reactivate, orderly, the production of dopamine in the brain of rats with symptoms of shaking palsy or Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease, described by James Parkinson in 1817 as shaking palsy, is a chronic progressive disease of unknown cause.
PARKINSON'S DISEASE NO LONGER INCURABLE--Parkinsonism, or shaking palsy, is no longer a hopeless, progressive, incurable disease.
An essay on Wilhelm von Humboldt and the shaking palsy, Neurology 1995;45:565-568.