A progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people. It is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
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late 19th century: named after James Parkinson (1755–1824), English surgeon.
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Definition of Parkinson's disease in:
- The US English dictionary