May 5, 2018

Parkinson Disease 4

What is PD? Parkinson Disease (PD) is neurodegenerative disease affecting the nerve cells in the brain (substantia nigra) that produces dopamine resulting in dopamine deficiency. Dopamine is a chemical needed in order to send messages to part of the brain that controls movements and coordination. When the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, a person will experience difficulty in controlling his or her movements. Is Parkinsonism equal to