Parkinson's disease

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Parkinson's disease or Parkinson's syndrome is a progressive neurological disease linked to reduced levels of dopamine.[1][2]

Parkinsonism[edit | edit source]

Parkinsonism is when the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are caused by another brain disease, a brain injury or head injury, drugs or toxins.[3]

Parkinsonism can be caused by West Nile virus encephalitis or other forms of viral encephalitis, and a rare "brain inflammation" after a flu-like infection.[3]

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

Main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are a tremor experienced when resting muscles, muscle rigidity (stiffness), slower and uncoordinated voluntary movements, and difficulties with balance.[2]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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