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Artwork of Brain Areas In Parkinson's Disease.
12" x 18"
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Parkinsons disease Illustration of the brain depicting the neurological disorder of Parkinsons disease In the foreground is a crosssection through the upper brainstem Parkinsons disease is caused by a degeneration of nerve tissue within the brains basal ganglia particularly the substantia nigra black These areas are involved in controlling motor functions Degeneration of these nerve pathways prevents contracted muscle from relaxing causing tremor joint rigidity and slow movement Parkinsons disease affects the elderly progressing from a slight hand tremor to an unbalanced bentover shuffling walk Treat ment includes dopamine drugs There is no cure