Archivos de la categoría: Parkinson disease

What is open label drug study

A study of the effects of a drug in a group of patients in which both the patient and the person evaluating the effectiveness of the therapy know exactly what drug and dose of drug is being taken. Typically a drug of interest is c...

What is neurodegenerative

A progressive loss of nervous system cells, structures, and functions. Some slow patterns of neurodegeneration occur as a function of normal aging. When neurodegeneration occurs in an abnormal pattern that affects function, it is ...

What is monoamine oxidase (MAO) gene

One of several genes believed to have a causative role in Parkinson’s disease. The MAO gene directs mitochondrial production of monoamine oxidase (MAO), an enzyme that metabolizes monoamine neurotrans-MITTERS such as dopamine. Res...

What is Medicaid

A government-funded medical insurance and health care services program for people who do not have other medical insurance and cannot afford to pay for needed services. There are strict asset-based requirements for qualification. T...

What is gait

The pattern of movements in walking. Gait requires proper functioning and integration of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. Injury or dysfunction of either interferes with normal gait. The nature of the gait distur...

What is evening primrose oil

An antioxidant that contains the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a substance the body cannot manufacture and must derive from dietary sources. Some people with Parkinson’s disease find that taking evening primrose...

What is intimacy

Personal closeness between loved ones. Although intimacy often alludes to the relationship between spouses or life partners and embraces sexual intimacy, it also more broadly encompasses any relationship in which there is deep sha...

What is dermatitis, sebaceous

An inflammation of the skin caused by obstruction of the sebaceous glands; also called seborrheic dermatitis. In people with Parkinson’s the most commonly affected areas are the face, particularly around the eyebrows, and the scal...