Parkinson's disease is a disorder of ______ system of the brain involving in particular, the ______.
- basal ganglia
Parkinson's disease affects men and women equally. (Yes or No)
Death of patients with Parkinson's are usually caused by ________.
Immobility; e.g., aspiration pneumonia, cardiovascular disease.
The pathologic hallmark of Parkinson's disease is __________ bodies within the _______ cells of the substantia nigra.
- Lewy bodies (i.e., intraneuronal inclusion bodies)
- dopaminergic cells
Clinical manifestations seem to be associated with a progressive decrease of _______, and inhibitory neurotransmitter, and thhe relative increase of ________, an excitatory neurotransmitter.
Clinical Presentation of Parkinson's Disease
- The Four Classical Features
- Postural Disturbances
Associated symptoms (10) of Parkinson's disease
- handwriting abnormalities
- speech disturbances (soft, monotone voice)
- munbness and paresthesia
No cure is known for parkinsonism; therefore, treatment is only symptomatic. (True or False)