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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes it is genetic, but most cases do not seem to run in families. Exposure to chemicals in the environment might play a role.

Symptoms begin gradually, often on one side of the body. Later they affect both sides. They include

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  1. Parkinson's Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don' ...
  2. Parkinson's Disease Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Parkinson’s Disease Introduction Parkinson’s disease is a common disease that affects muscle control. Parkinson’s disease affects about half a million people every year. The ...
  3. Genetics Home Reference: Parkinson disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Parkinson disease On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2012 What is Parkinson disease? Parkinson disease is a progressive disorder of the ...
  4. Parkinson's Disease: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... Career Awards Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research Clinical Trials Biomarkers of Risk ... increase as the population gets older. What is Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions ...
  5. Learning about Parkinson's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... of Biological Chemistry , June 9, 2011 Learning About Parkinson's Disease What do we know about heredity and Parkinson's ... Disease What do we know about heredity and Parkinson's disease? Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological condition that ...
  6. Resources - Parkinson's disease ... following organizations are good resources for information on Parkinson's disease : The Michael J. Fox Foundation - www.michaeljfox.org ...
  7. Parkinson's Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... symptoms of something called Parkinson's disease. What Is Parkinson's Disease? You may have seen the actor Michael J. ... it needs to move normally. Continue What Causes Parkinson's Disease? Experts agree that low dopamine levels in the ...
  8. Depression and Parkinson's Disease Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    ... see the NIMH booklet on Depression . What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson's disease is a chronic disorder that worsens ... or prevent Parkinson's disease. How are depression and Parkinson's disease linked? For people with depression and Parkinson's disease, ...
  9. ... please turn JavaScript on. NIH Research: Advances in Parkinson's Disease Research Past Issues / Winter 2014 Table of Contents ... and Stroke. Photo courtesy of NIH Advances in Parkinson's Disease Research Story Landis, Ph.D., has been Director ...
  10. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page Condensed from Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Fact Sheet Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What ...
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