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Overview of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is progressive nervous system disorder, and is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder behind Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, PD affects patients by impairing the parts of the brain responsible for movement, and leads to the observed motor deficiencies.1 Parkinson’s disease was first identified in 1817 by James Parkinson. He looked into six patient […]

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Reflection Blog 3

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, and the second most common neurogenic disorder behind Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s disease was initially identified more than 200 years and within those two centuries, a great deal of knowledge related to this crippling disease has been obtained. Although all of the mechanistic details associated with Parkinson’s has not […]