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Parkinson's disease

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A progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by impaired control of movement attributable to the death of nerve cells in a specific area of the brain.

Parkinson patients lack the neurotransmitter dopamine and experience symptoms such as tremors, muscular rigidity, difficulty in initiating motor activity, and speech impediments.

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Dopamine

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