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Atypical Parkinsonism & PSP

2018-01-18T05:47:24+00:00By |Categories: About Parkinson's Disease|

Atypical – Atypical Parkinsonism is a term used to cover a variety of neurodegenerative disorders in which parkinsonism occurs usually in conjunction with other signs not seen in PD.   About 15-20% of patients presenting with parkinsonism have a form of an atypical parkinsonism. The common causes of atypical parkinsonism include: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Multiple [...]

Basic Science of Parkinson’s Disease

2018-03-21T19:16:28+00:00By |Categories: About Parkinson's Disease, Intermediate & Advanced PD|Tags: |

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by cell (neuronal) death of dopamine producing cells. The area in the brain with the most substantial degeneration is called the substantia nigra, which is  one of the main sources of dopamine for the brain. When Parkinson’s motor symptoms arise, at least 50% of the neurons in the [...]

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