Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

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The most popular and widely acclaimed guide for parkinsonian patients and their families is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition. In layperson's terms, Drs. Duvoisin and Sage explain the pathology, symptoms, and course of Parkinson's Disease, discuss current drug therapies and surgical procedures, and examine the latest research on the genetics of parkinsonism.This edition features completely rewritten chapters on genetics and on surgery for Parkinson's Disease. New drugs and improvements in levodopa therapy are described, and a new chapter addresses the question of whether levodopa affects disease progression. An appendix lists the trade names, generic names, and formulations of commonly prescribed drugs.Patients whose work or hobbies require some degree of manual dexterity may become aware of a loss of ability. ... The patient, for example, may complain of weakness of the left arm and leg, and the doctor may have noted some evidence ofanbsp;...

Title:Parkinson's Disease
Author:Roger C. Duvoisin, Jacob Sage
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2001


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