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View in Spanish: Enfermedad de Parkinson

Parkinson disease (PAR-kin-sun dih-ZEEZ)
A progressive disorder of the nervous system marked by muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, decreased mobility, stooped posture, slow voluntary movements, and a mask-like facial expression.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.