Paralysis agitans

Alternative names
Parkinson’s disease; Shaking palsy

Definition
Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain characterized by shaking (tremor) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. The disease is associated with damage to a part of the brain that is involved with movement.

Also check Parkinson’s disease

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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