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    Parkinson’s Disease “Parkinson 's disease is the most common serious movement disorder in the world, affecting about 1% of adults older than 60 years” (Samii, Nutt, and Ransom). Parkinson’s disease is not common to younger aged people. This disease does not affect one ethnic or racial group in particularly. Parkinson’s disease can occur in any race or nationality; however, men are more likely to develop this disease rather than women. Parkinson’s can date back to “1817 when James Parkinson formally described Parkinson’s disease in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” (“Parkinson 's Disease Backgrounder”). Parkinson’s disease “belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain…

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    Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a progressive loss of control over skeletal muscle movements. This is caused by the degeneration of neurons deep in the brain that play a major role in initiating skeletal muscle movement (Human Biology p 135). There are many people that are affected by these diseases. Numerous tests have been done to improve this painful irritating disease, which worsen as the condition progresses over time. Parkinson’s affects different voluntary movement that people use…

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    Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that renders the central nervous system and motor cortex of the brain to become classified as a movement disorder. Symptoms from Parkinson’s may include muscles becoming tense and contracted leading people to feel pain or stiffness. Other symptoms may include a stooped posture, a slow shuffling walk, inability to keep motion, and postural instability leading to a development of a stooped position. Although doctors cannot link what exactly leads to Parkinson’s to…

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    The diagnosis that patient MB presents with is Parkinson’s disease (PD). The features that MB presents with are resting tremors, postural instability, rigidity, and a mask-like face. MB also displays with some symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, and depression. The Figure above shows the clinical features that are seen with PD patients. (HumanBiology.com) 7 Pathophysiology: Parkinson’s Disease is a disease of the extrapyramidal system. It specifically entails a dysfunctional Basal Ganglia and…

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    Affecting more than 10 million people worldwide, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic disorder that causes progressive movement debilitation. It has been found that this progressive impairment is due to deterioration of neurons in the substantia nigra; this consequently suppresses the production of dopamine. Because this chemical messenger is what initiates movement, those that suffer from Parkinson’s experience symptoms such as tremors, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.…

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    Everyday Helga walks in the morning with her neighbor. Each day she is noticing that she has to stop sooner because her legs feel as if she ran a mile. Helga didn't think much of it until her neighbor tells her that she's walking half as fast as she usually does, but in reality she feels exhausted. How can she be walking slow? If you have this degenerative disease, weakness in your legs is the first sign. Most people do not realize they have Parkinson's because the earlier symptoms are very…

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    The condition of Parkinson’s Disease has been known since ancient times, but known as a different name, “shaky palsy.” In 1817, London doctor James Parkinson published a medical essay on the disease which is where the name, “Parkinson’s” originated (“Parkinson’s Disease History,” para. 1). The publication Parkinson wrote established Parkinson’s Disease as an actual medical condition and encouraged others to study the disease (“Parkinson’s Disease History,” para. 2). With Parkinson’s work, French…

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    This essay is about Parkinson’s disease and dementia. My grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and within a year developed dementia that sometimes goes along with Parkinson’s. I was part of his “Care Team”. Although he lived with the disease for six years and I saw the way it progressed and how it affected him, my family never really knew why or how it was happening. The following information will discuss the reasons for Parkinson’s disease and how the disease progresses. Parkinson’s…

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    Parkinson’s disease is a slowly developing neurological disorder in which cells are lost in the brain. The fact that cells are lost makes it a progressive disorder of the nervous system. The National Parkinson Foundation states on their website that the most substantial area of degeneration is the Substantia Nigra in the brain which produces dopamine. Before symptoms occur, roughly 60%-80% of the neurons in the Substantia Nigra have diminished. Dopamine allows for communication between neurons…

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    Mackenzie Johnson BIO 220-6 October 14, 2015 Parkinson’s Disease The topic that has been chosen for my research paper is Idiopathic Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s disease (PD). Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that typically will progress slowly (3). It affects the nervous system of mostly elderly people and there is no cure for it. The major symptoms of PD include slowed movement, muscle stiffness, and tremors. “On average, about 1 to 2 out of 1,000 people have Parkinson’s”…

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