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Parkinson's Disease

J. David Grimes

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ISBN 10: 1552632660 / ISBN 13: 9781552632666
Published by Key Porter Books, 2003
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Parkinson's Disease

Publisher: Key Porter Books

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First - may be Reissue.

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Parkinsons Disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system. It is caused by a loss of dopamine in the brain, which results in a set of five symptoms and signs: tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia (slow movements), gait disorder and loss of balance. In this book, Dr. David Grimes discusses a number of important issues regarding this disease, including: Diagnosis and treatment New and current drug therapies The latest stereotactic surgical procedures Controlling symptoms and reducing side effects Adapting the home and managing day-to-day life The latest research into gene therapy and stem-cell potential Parkinsons Disease is an invaluable resource for those suffering from the disease and their families.BIO:DAVID A. GRIMES, MD, FRCPC, is Director of the Parkinson`s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at Ottawa Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Health Research Institute. In addition to his clinical focus on Parkinson`s, he is involved in identifying mutated genes that cause or contribute to the development of the disease.

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