paralysis agitans


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paralysis agitans

[pə′ral·ə·səs ′aj·ə‚tanz]
(medicine)
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(1960) The incidence and characteristics of Lewy bodies in idiopathic paralysis agitans (Parkinson's disease).
PARKINSON'S disease (paralysis agitans)is a progressive and degenerative movement disorder.
Called paralysis agitans by Parkinson, it is characterized by rigidity of muscles and tremor in the earlier stages, progressing to uncontrollable shaking, inability to stand upright, sudden paralysis, and other disabling symptoms.