Archivos de la categoría: Parkinson disease

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...

What is compassion

The ability to feel and express kindness, sympathy, and patience. Parkinson’s is a chronic, degenerative disease that requires ongoing medical and supportive care, but most of those who have it are able to lead relatively normal l...

What is caregiver well being

The health and other needs of those who are caring for the person with Parkinson’s disease. When the needs of the person with Parkinson’s increase as the disease advances, the caregiver finds it more difficult to pay attention to ...

What is beta adrenergic agonist

A drug that acts as a nEurotransmitter to activate certain epinephrine (also called adrenaline) receptors in smooth muscle tissue, increasing the level of epinephrine that can bind to these receptors. Epinephrine, like dopaminE, b...

What is apoptosis

The point in the life cycle of a cell at which a stimulus or trigger sets in motion a sequence of events that cause the cell to die, often referred to as programmed cell death. This process keeps cell growth and death in check and...

What is allograft

Transplanted tissues or organs from a donor other than the recipient; also called nonself transplant. Allografts sometimes used as treatment for Parkinson’s disease include neural grafts and stem cell implants. Most such procedure...