Parkinson's Disease

Kartik Logishetty, Kallol Ray Chaudhuri

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Parkinson's disease was first described by the London physician, James Parkinson, in 1817 and later named after him by Charcot. Parkinson's disease is one of the most important disabling illnesses of later life. The characteristic tremor, posture and clinical course were first depicted by James Parkinson in his essay The Shaking Palsy in 1817; our description today has added rigidity and bradykinesia to the list of primary symptoms. The modern concept of Parkinson's disease also includes a range of nonmotor symptoms (NMS), some of which (eg, olfactory deficit) could pre-date the motor diagnosis by 1-5 years [1]. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMovement Disorders in Clinical Practice
EditorsK. Ray Chaudhuri, William Ondo
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781849960656
ISBN (Print)9781849960649
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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