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  1. Understanding Parkinson's Disease -- the Basics

    Get the basics on Parkinson's disease from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Parkinson's Disease -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    There are effective treatments for Parkinson's disease. Learn more about the options from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Parkinson's Disease -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurologic condition characterized by involuntary trembling (tremor),muscular stiffness or inflexibility (rigidity),slowness of movement and difficulty carrying out voluntary movements. Degenerative changes occur in areas deep within the brain (substantia nigra and other pigmented regions of the brain),causing a decrease in dopamine levels in the ...

  5. Familial Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification

    Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (FIBGC) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by the presence of abnormal calcium deposits (calcifications) of unknown cause.

  6. Dystonia

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Dystonia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Parkinson’s Disease: Driving a Car

    WebMD discusses the important issue of driving when you have Parkinson’s Disease. Learn tips for safety and when you should stop driving.

  8. Dopamine Agonists for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for Dopamine agonists for Parkinson's disease.

  9. Levodopa Medicines for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for Levodopa medications for Parkinson's disease.

  10. Parkinson's Disease and Freezing - Topic Overview

    Freezing (sometimes called motor block) is a sudden,brief inability to start movement or to continue rhythmic,repeated movements,such as finger-tapping,writing,or walking. Freezing most often affects walking,but it also can affect speech,writing,and the person's ability to open and close his or her eyes. It tends to develop later in the course of the disease. Freezing can be very ...

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