Parkinsons Disease Final

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

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) BB-3101 A-10 Heather Parker Juan Rodriguez Jonathan Vo
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
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.
Background image of page 2
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.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
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.
Background image of page 4
Where is Basal Nuclei / Ganglia? -
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 10

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

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online