Nervous System & Special Senses

{"ops":[{"insert":"Parkinson\u0027s disease: symptoms and signs"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Symptoms of Parkinson\u0027s disease can be divided into motor and non-motor symptoms. Motor symptoms include a resting tremor at 4-6 Hz, rigidity, akinesia\/bradykinesia and postural instability. This can be remembered via the mnemonic TRAP (Tremor, Rigidity, Akinesia and Postural instability).\n\nNon-motor symptoms are broad and include hyposmia, psychiatric symptoms, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, autonomic dysfunction, fatigue and pain. They can precede motor symptoms by a number of years.\n\nParkinson\u0027s disease has numerous clinical signs, including:\n\n- Gait exam: shuffling gait, decreased arm swing, slow\/multistep turning, stooped forward or sideways posture, gait freezing.\n- Tremor: typically an asymmetrical resting tremor, or a \u0022pill-"}]}

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