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Parkinson's disease [HAPP-L]



For HAPSters with a neuroscience background:

In discussing Parkinson's disease, I've always emphasized the typical motor
signs (i.e. resting tremor, rigidity, paucity of movement).  A student just
asked me "what do Parkinson's patients die of?"   Is there a typical cause
of death that is a direct result of basal ganglia dysfunction, or do they
die from other age-related problems like pneumonia, cardiovascular disease,
falls, etc?

thanks!

 


Sheri L. Boyce, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Natural Sciences
Messiah College
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Grantham, PA   17027
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