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Clinical features: motor and nonmotor

Matthew B. Stern and Andrew Siderowf

in Parkinson's Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199550630
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607297 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550630.003.0003

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Clinical features: motor and nonmotor

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• Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by motor features and non-motor features, both of which can cause significant disability • The cardinal motor features of PD are bradykinesia, rigidity, resting tremor, and postural instability • Motor symptoms of PD begin insidiously and progress gradually throughout the course of the disease • The most commonly disabling non-motor features of PD are neuropsychiatric: dementia, depression or drug-induced psychosis • Other non-motor features of PD include: autonomic dysfunction, sleep disturbance and sensory complaints.

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Subjects: Neurology

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