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Parkinson's Disease is a medical disorder whose primary symptom is excessive muscle contraction. It is characterised by muscle rigidity, a slowing of physical movements, and in many cases tremor. At its worst it can affect every system in the body. Parkinson's Disease News enables you to keep up to date with all new research, news reports, new web sites and new books concerning Parkinson's Disease. There are links below to its : history, prevalence, biochemistry, symptoms, diagnosis, toxic causes, genetic causes, similar medical disorders (Parkinsonism), treatments, organisations, famous people that have had it, and the strange facts concerning it.

                                       
 

PARKINSON'S DISEASE NEWS
 

Parkinson's Disease News covers all significant new research, reports, books, and resources concerning Parkinson's Disease. Articles are chosen on the basis of their significance or interest.  Parkinson's Disease News

 
 
HISTORY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

The history of Parkinson's Disease from ancient times in India and China, and the Bible, the ancient Greeks, the Romans, Medieval, through the centuries until the modern day treatments.  History of Parkinson's Disease

 
 
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

Famous people who have had Parkinson's Disease, including Muhammad Ali, Yasser Arafat, Salvador Dalí, General Franco, Adolf Hitler, Pope John Paul II, Chairman Mao.  Famous people with Parkinson's Disease

 
 
PREVALENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

The prevalence of Parkinson's Disease : the highest, the lowest, the prevalence and incidence in each country, age distribution, gender differences, occupational differences. Prevalence of Parkinson's Disease  

 
 
BIOCHEMISTRY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

The biochemistry of Parkinson's Disease :  dopaminergic neurons, dopaminergic neuronal groups, dopaminergic pathways, the biosynthesis of dopamine, and cytological effects. Biochemistry of Parkinson's Disease

 
                                                                                                                                                                                     SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

The primary symptoms of Parkinson's Disease are due to excessive muscle contraction, and can include rigidity, tremor, and slowness of movement, but can affect every system in the body. Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

 
 
DIAGNOSIS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

The diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease can involve methods such as the SPECT scan or PET scan, symptom questionnaires such as the UPDRS, and odour tests and biomarkers. Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

 
 
TOXIC CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

There are known toxic causes of Parkinson's Disease, including : herbicides, insecticides, manganese, MPTP, solvents, carbon monoxide, mercury, cyanide, copper, lead. Toxic causes of Parkinson's Disease

 
 
GENETIC CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

There are genetic causes of Parkinson's Disease, that can be inherited or acquired. They normally make somebody prone to developing Parkinson's Disease rather than cause it. Genetic causes of Parkinson's Disease

 
 
PHARMACOLOGICAL CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

There are a variety pharmacological causes of Parkinson's Disease, that can be a partial cause or the sole cause of Parkinson's Disease. Pharmacological causes of Parkinson's Disease

 
 
PARKINSONISM
 

A Parkinsonism is a medical disorder, some of whose symptoms can coincide with those of Parkinson's Disease. Consequently somebody  can be wrongly diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease.  Parkinsonism

 
 
TREATMENTS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

The treatments of Parkinson's Disease can involve L-dopa in various forms, dopamine agonists, MAO inhibitors, COMT inhibitors, Anti-cholinergics, Deep Brain Stimulation. Treatments of Parkinson's Disease

 
 
PARKINSON'S DISEASE ORGANISATIONS
 

There are Parkinson's Disease organisations all over the world, including the World, European and national organisations that provide information and assistance to patients. Parkinson's Disease Organisations 

 
 
STRANGE FACTS ABOUT PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 

From the bizarre to the unusual : Parkinson's Disease caused by eating bats, the 3 year old with Parkinson's Disease, and medieval treatment using frankincense, myrrh and frogs.  Strange facts about Parkinson's Disease

 

 

 

             

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