Keith Bridgeman, Tahira Arsham



The Comprehensive Guide to Parkinson's Disease, which is fully referenced, includes its history, famous people, biochemisty, cytology and cytological effects, anatomy and anatomical effects, physiology and physiological effects, symptoms, diagnosis methods (observational, technological, chemical), causes (biochemical, toxic, genetic, pharmacological, medical), treatments (biochemical, pharmacological, surgical, natural, exercise methods, technological methods), organisations, web sites, nursing.


  TITLE : The Comprehensive Guide to Parkinson's Disease

  AUTHORS : Keith Bridgeman, Tahira Arsham

  EDITION : First

   PUBLICATION DATE : 2nd February 2017

   ISBN-13 : 978-1-906421-05-2  (ISBN-10 : 1-906421-05-6)

   FORMAT : Paperback



   SIZE : 229 mm (height) x 152 mm (width) x 40mm (depth)

   WEIGHT : 1050g

   SUBJECT CLASSIFICATION : 616.833 (Dewey), MJN (BIC subject)




THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PARKINSON'S DISEASE, which is fully referenced throughout, is by far the most comprehensive and extensive book concerning Parkinson's Disease.

SECTION 1 HISTORY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 1 (The history of Parkinson's Disease - includes descriptions of it in ancient India, ancient China, the Bible, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, in medieval history, and during the 16th, 17th, 18th and recent centuries), Chapter 2 (Famous people with Parkinson's Disease)

SECTION 2 PREVALENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 3 (Prevalence of Parkinson's Disease - the world's highest prevalence, the world's lowest prevalence, prevalence rates by country, incidence rates by country, age distribution, gender differences, and occupational differences)

SECTION 3 BIOCHEMISTRY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 4 (Dopamine biosynthesis), Chapter 5 (Coenzyme biosynthesis), Chapter 6 (Iron metabolism), Chapter 7 (Zinc metabolism), Chapter 8 (Manganese metabolism), Chapter 9 (Dopamine receptors), Chapter 10 (G proteins), Chapter 11 (Dopamine receptor phosphoprotein)

SECTION 4 CYTOLOGY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 12 (Dopaminergic neurons), Chapter 13 (Cytological effects - superoxide anion, neuromelanin formation, iron accumulation, the accumulation of alpha-synuclein, and the formation of Lewy bodies)

SECTION 5 ANATOMY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 14 (Dopaminergic neuronal groups), Chapter 15 (Anatomical effects - on each system in the body)

SECTION 6 PHYSIOLOGY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 16 (Dopaminergic pathways), Chapter 17 (Physiological effects - on each system in the body)

SECTION 7 SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE (symptoms, prevalence, causes of symptoms) : Chapter 18 (Primary symptoms), Chapter 19 (Symptom progression), Chapter 20 (Muscular system), Chapter 21 (Nervous system), Chapter 22 (Alimentary system), Chapter 23 (Urinary system), Chapter 24 (Cardiovascular system), Chapter 25 (Respiratory system), Chapter 26 (Skeletal system), Chapter 27 (Integumentary system), Chapter 28 (Sensory system), Chapter 29 (Endocrine system), Chapter 30 (Reproductive system), Chapter 31 (Immune system)

SECTION 8 DIAGNOSIS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 32 (Observational methods), Chapter 33 (Technological methods), Chapter 34 (Chemical methods)

SECTION 9 CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 35 (Biochemical causes), Chapter 36 (Toxic causes - the chemistry, common sources, means of toxicity, symptoms of each of the toxic causes), Chapter 37 (Genetic causes - the gene, chromosome, biochemical function, type of inheritance, symptoms, prevalence, genetic tests for each of the 40 known genetic causes), Chapter 38 (Pharmacological causes - their pharmacology, adverse effects, causes of symptoms of all the pharmacological causes), Chapter 39 (Medical causes - the pathophysiology, symptoms, causes of symptoms of all the medical disorders that can cause Parkinson's Disease symptoms)

SECTION 10 TREATMENTS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE (their pharmacology, biochemistry, efficacy, adverse effects) : Chapter 40 (Biochemical treatment), Chapter 41 (L-dopa), Chapter 42 (Dopamine agonists), Chapter 43 (MAO inhibitors), Chapter 44 (COMT inhibitors), Chapter 45 (Anti-cholinergics), Chapter 46 (Non-dopaminergic), Chapter 47 (Surgical treatments), Chapter 48 (Natural treatments), Chapter 49 (Exercise methods), Chapter 50 (Technological methods)

APPENDIX : Appendix 1 (Parkinson's Disease organisations), Appendix 2 (Parkinson's Disease web sites), Appendix 3 (Parkinson's Disease nursing books)

Extensive excerpts from the book, including the contents and pages from most of the chapters, can be read here : EXCERPTS



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