- C(yril) North·cote [nawrth-kuh t] /ˈnɔrθ kət/, 1909–93, English author and historian.
or Parkinson disease
- a common neurologic disease believed to be caused by deterioration of the brain cells that produce dopamine, occurring primarily after the age of 60, characterized by tremors, especially of the fingers and hands, muscle rigidity, shuffling gait, slow speech, and a masklike facial expression.
Origin of Parkinson's disease
named after James Parkinson (1755–1824), English physician who first described it
Also called Parkinson’s, parkinsonism.
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Typically, a patient with Parkinson's riding a bike maintains a pedaling rate of around 50-60 RPMs.
With Parkinson's, however, these special nerve cells break down, the supply of dopamine dwindles, and movement is affected.
Parkinson's wreaks havoc by affecting nerve cells in the brain that make the neurotransmitter called dopamine.
Quickly, Parkinson circled it—and stopped short in surprise.
And so saying, he lifted Parkinson, and bore him into one of the rooms.
The worried expression on Parkinson's face increased in intensity.
Daring the weeks that followed, Parkinson did little other than sleep.
The same notice, in other words, also occurs in Parkinson's Theatrum, p. 218.
- a progressive chronic disorder of the central nervous system characterized by impaired muscular coordination and tremorOften shortened to: Parkinson's Also called: Parkinsonism, Parkinson's syndrome, paralysis agitans, shaking palsy
C19: named after James Parkinson (1755–1824), British surgeon, who first described it
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Word Origin and History for parkinson
1877, from French maladie de Parkinson (1876), named for English physician James Parkinson (1755-1824), who described it (1817) under the names shaking palsy and paralysis agitans.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- British physician who gave (1817) a comprehensive description of paralysis agitans, or Parkinson's disease, and was the first to recognize (1812) perforation of the appendix as a cause of death in appendicitis.
- A progressive nervous disease occurring most often after the age of 50, associated with the destruction of brain cells that produce dopamine, and characterized by muscular tremor, slowing of movement, partial facial paralysis, peculiarity of gait and posture, and weakness.paralysis agitans
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- A progressive neurologic disease occurring most often after the age of 50, associated with the destruction of brain cells that produce dopamine. Individuals with Parkinson's disease exhibit tremors while at rest, slowing of movement, stiffening of gait and posture, and weakness. The disease is named after its discoverer, British physician and paleontologist James Parkinson (1755-1824).
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