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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is also called primary parkinsonism or idiopathic Parkinson's disease. (Idiopathic is the term for a disorder for which no cause has yet been identified).

In the other forms of parkinsonism, either the cause is known or suspected, or the disorder occurs as a secondary effect of another primary neurological disorder that may have both primary and secondary symptoms of Parkinson's disease. These disorders, described as Parkinson's Syndrome, Atypical Parkinson's, or, simply (More)


Understanding Parkinson's Disease

  • Understanding Parkinson's Disease Medications
  • Genetics Home Reference: Parkinson Disease (National Library of Medicine)
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease - Video
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease - Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
  • Parkinson's Disease Tutorial
  • Parkinson's Disease Videos (National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.)
  • Parkinson's Disease: From the NIH

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  • Are My Legs Swelling Because of PD?
  • Are There any Medications for Parkinson’s that Do Not Cause Hallucinations?
  • Blood Pressure in Parkinsons Disease
  • Can Hand Tremors Be Reduced?
  • Cause of tremors, twitches, spasms and jerks
  • Does a brain scan confirm or rule out PD?
  • Does a Brain Scan Confirm or Rule Out PD?
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  • How fast does PD progress?
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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014