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Parkinsonism is a group of movement disorders that share similar characteristics, such as tremors and stiffness. The most common type is Parkinson's disease. The probability of developing these symptoms is the same for everyone, regardless of ethnicity or gender.
What Is Parkinsonism?Movement disorders are conditions that affect voluntary movement without directly affecting strength or sensation. One group of movement disorders that share similar features are collectively called Parkinson syndromes, or parkinsonism.
- Slowed movement
- Walking problems.
TypesParkinson's disease is the most famous type of parkinsonism. Parkinson's is also called primary parkinsonism or idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Idiopathic is a term describing a disorder for which no cause has yet been found.
- Postencephalitic parkinsonism
- Drug-induced parkinsonism
- Arteriosclerotic parkinsonism
- Toxin-induced parkinsonism
- Parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam
- Accompanying other conditions.