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An involuntary, rhythmic muscle contraction and relaxation that involves twitching of one or more body parts. It is the most common of all involuntary movements and a symptom of a neurological ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

Are extracellular deposits of beta amyloid in the brain. Senile plaque deposits are caused by an abundance of microglia and astrocytes. Abundant senile plaques are characteristic features of ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

Also known as Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, is a degenerative disease that involves gradual death and deterioration of volumes of the brain. It is named after the Canadian physicians who ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

Also known as festinating gait, is a type of gait exhibited by patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. This gait is characterized by small shuffling steps and slow movements or no movement ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Diseases

A neurosurgical procedure where a tiny electrical probe is placed one of the basal ganglia of the brain to destroy a small area of brain cells. It is used to treat involuntary movements such as ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Medicine

An area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and alleviating the suffering of patients by focusing on treating the signs and symptoms only and not the disease itself. It utilizes a ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Managed care

The use of treatments to recover and maintain the activities of daily living. It is a client-centered practice and also involves the family participation to render a holistic care approach.

Domain: Health care; Category: Managed care

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