|Parkinson's Disease (Code C26845)|
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Preferred Name: Parkinson's Disease
Definition: A progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of dopamine producing neurons in the substantia nigra and the presence of Lewy bodies in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus. Signs and symptoms include tremor which is most pronounced during rest, muscle rigidity, slowing of the voluntary movements, a tendency to fall back, and a mask-like facial expression.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A progressive disorder of the nervous system marked by muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, decreased mobility, stooped posture, slow voluntary movements, and a mask-like facial expression.
Label: Parkinson's Disease
NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0030567 (see NCI Metathesaurus info)
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