Effects of Parkinson's Disease

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1.The condition mort is suffering from is Parkinson’s disease(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001762) pd results in the loss of dopamine – producing brain cells. (http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/parkinsons_disease/Pages/index.aspx) Dopamine is a substance produced in the body which has many effects, including smooth and coordinated muscle movement. affects of dopamine loss include 2.•tremor or trembling of the arms, jaw, legs, and face

3.•stiffness or rigidity of the limbs and trunk
4.•bradykinesia (slowness of movement)
5.•postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination

2. parkinson’s disease effect the substantia nigra in the brain which produces the dopamine cells. The substantia nigra would normally produce dopamine in the correct manner. parkinson’s disease causes the dopamine deficiency. 3. Deprenyl reduces the age-related decline of dopamine, increasing its availability to preserve youthful brain activity. The effects of deprenyl would help restore the dopamine deficiency in the the brain caused by the parkinsons disease.( http://www.antiaging-systems.com/PRG-73/deprenyl.htm) . the target area for deep b rain stimulation would be(CLAVETTES TINY DICK) the basal ganglia which controls movement throughout the body.(http://www.cnsforum.com/imagebank/section/PD_AffectedAreas/default.aspx) 4. the Mild voice tremor and mild bradykinesia would be caused in the frontal lobe of the brain. The Mild intention tremor of the arm and Rigidity of his limbs and trunk would be caused in the parietal lobe of the brain. The mild voice tremor is slurrd and stuttered speech and the bradykinesia is the slowed ability to start and continue movements. The mild intention tremor is shaking or uncontrolled movements during a voluntary action.( http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/kinser/Structure1.html) 5. other interventions that may be possible to help parkinsons disease include exercise, therapy and mobility devices...
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