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Parkinson’s Disease

Roger D. Roger and Miles A. Whittington

in Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195342796
eISBN:
9780199776276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Parkinson's Disease is associated with loss of brainstem dopaminergic neurons, and loss of dopaminergic innervation of basal ganglia and cortex. The most disabling clinical symptoms are slowness of ... More


Brain and Behavior Deficits in De Novo Parkinson Disease

David E. Vaillancourt and Janey Prodoehl

in Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395273
eISBN:
9780199863518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395273.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Over the past several decades, models of basal ganglia function that describe the pathophysiology of Parkinson disease (PD) have emerged from studies in both nonhuman primates and rodents. One ... More


Huntington's Disease

Oliver Quarrell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.001.0001
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

Huntington’s disease (HD)―the facts provides an overview of the condition aimed at families and carers understanding the condition. It describes the key features of: a movement disorder, disturbance ... More


The physical features of Huntington’s disease

Oliver Quarrell

in Huntington's Disease

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.003.0002
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

This chapter focuses mainly on the movement disorder, speech, balance, weight loss, swallowing, and speech. Chorea or purposeless involuntary movement is most commonly associated with HD. A patient ... More


Descriptive Psychopathology

Julian Summerfield and Michael Yousif

in Oxford Assess and Progress: Psychiatry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199665662
eISBN:
9780191918322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199665662.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Psychopathology is ‘the systematic study of abnormal experience, cog–nition and behaviour; the study of the products of a disordered mind’ (Sims, 2002). Descriptive psychopathology refers to a ... More


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