Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The disease is named after the English doctor James Parkinson, who published the first detailed description in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in 1817. These articles provide general information about Parkinson's Disease.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. The main symptoms of Parkinson's – tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement – are also the main symptoms of a number of conditions that are grouped together under the term parkinsonism. "Parkinsonism" is the umbrella term used to describe a number of conditions that share symptoms of slowed movement. They also have other symptoms such as … [Read more...]