Parkinsons Disease Final

Parkinsons Disease Final - Parkinsons Disease(PD BB-3101...

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Parkinson’s Disease (PD) BB-3101 A-10 Heather Parker Juan Rodriguez Jonathan Vo
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What is Parkinson’s Disease - PD? A progressive neurological disorder that affects muscle movement and control with no known cause nor permanent cure. Possible Causes: - Genetic. - Environmental contaminations. - Spontaneous genes mutations. - Insufficient data to support any one factor. - Only 10% of PD patients whose parents with PD but living conditions of the family could also be contribution factor.
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Symptoms: - Patients with PD exhibit involuntary muscle movement or tremors especially in hands and legs. - Difficulties with starting movements from at rest position. - Stopping an action once started. - Having trouble balancing and gaiting. - Insomnia. - Severe depression.
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What is Dopamine? - A neurotransmitter that is vital for movement Initiates and controls the ease of movement and balance - A loss of dopamine cause neurons in the basal ganglia to fire randomly, accounting for involuntary movements - It has been found that Parkinson’s patients can have up to 80% less dopamine than healthy individuals.
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Where is Basal Nuclei / Ganglia?
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