Archivos de la categoría: Parkinson disease

What is enzyme

A natural protein that aids in metabolizing (breaking down) or synthesizing (combining together) other substances in the body but is not itself altered during the chemical reactions that take place. There are six categories of enz...

What is dopamine receptor

A molecular structure on a cell that can receive, or bind with, the molecular structure of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Functionally a receptor is analogous to an electrical wall outlet it is there and ready to activate the devi...

What is delusion

A false belief that something is real although in fact it is untrue or imagined. The person having a delusion is unable to understand that his or her belief is unreal, no matter how rational and reasonable the efforts to explain i...

What is clothing

As Parkinson’s disease progresses, the inability to control voluntary movement, especially fine movement, makes common activities exceedingly difficult. Before Parkinson’s disease begins a person’s primary concerns regarding cloth...

What is burnout

The sense of being physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. Burnout is a significant risk for family members who are the primary caregivers for loved ones who have Parkinson’s disease. In the early stages of Parkinson’s di...

What is Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)

A series of questions that help to identify and quantify the presence and extent of clinical depression using criteria consistent with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). The o...

What is antioxidant

A substance such as certain vitamins that counters oxidation. Oxidation is a by-product of metabolism that many health experts believe causes damage to cells and tissues. Scientists have demonstrated that oxidation damages the gen...

What is hospitalization

Medical treatment and care received during admission for an overnight stay to a hospital. With advances in outpatient surgery and treatment options such as home health care, hospitalization is becoming increasingly less common. Mo...