Definition of paralysis agitans in English:

paralysis agitans

Line breaks: par|aly¦sis agi¦tans
Pronunciation: /ˈadʒɪtanz


Less common term for Parkinson's disease.
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  • Paralysis Agitans is a progressive, neurological condition. Symptoms usually appear in people over 50 years and the risk of having the condition increases with age. However, younger people can also have Parkinson’s disease.
  • Necropsy studies were done on six patients with idiopathic paralysis agitans, one with multiple system atrophy including features of Parkinsonism.


Latin, literally 'shaking paralysis'.

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