Parkinson's Disease (PD) Descriptive Essay by Mgmleo

Parkinson's Disease (PD)
An overview of Parkinson's disease (PD), a slowly progressive, degenerative disease of the nervous system.
# 104519 | 2,165 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 17, 2008 in Medical and Health (General)

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This paper explains that the immediate cause of Parkinson's disease (PD) is related to the degeneration of brain cells in the area known as the substantia nigra, one of the movement control centers of the
brain, which results in the cluster of symptoms known as Parkinsonism. The author points out that, although a great deal of research has been conducted to identify the cause of PD, no underlying culprit has been found. The paper discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and new possibilities related to PD.

From the Paper:

"Despite the physical and mental characteristics of Parkinson's disease, those who are afflicted with this disease have come up with some inspirational techniques that help them to lead somewhat ordinary lives. With the assistance of new medications and extensive research, the number of Americans living with PD, now estimated to be over one million, can look forward to a higher quality of life than those that came before them as long as they maintain a healthy perspective towards their disease."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Birkmayer, William. Parkinson's Disease: Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology and Treatment. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1983.
  • Biziere, Kathleen & Matthias Kurth. Living With Parkinson's Disease. New York: Demos Vermande, 1997.
  • Godwin-Austen, Rebecca. The Parkinson's Disease Handbook. UK: Sheldon Press, 1993.
  • Olanow, C.W. The Scientific Basis for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Park Ridge, NJ: Parthenon Publishing Group, 1992.
  • Pearce, J.M.S. Parkinson's Disease and Its Management. UK: Oxford University Press, 1992.

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