Published in Hospital Law Weekly, February 2nd, 2006
PD develops over time as neurons in certain areas of the brain that control muscle movement slowly waste away. The degeneration occurs in areas that produce a neurotransmitter known as dopamine. Typical symptoms of PD - including severe tremors, rigidity, and slow movements - begin when the brain loses more than half of its dopamine production ability.
Lonneke M.L. de Lau, MD, and colleagues at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, hypothesized that individuals who were developing PD might experience...
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