Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 12 - The Central Nervous System - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 481: 5a


The diagnosis for the elderly man with the nervous tremor is Parkinson's disease (Parkinsonism).

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This patient sows all the classical signs of Parkinson's disease: 1. Tremor of a limb at rest 2. Stony facial expression 3. Difficulty in initiating muscular movements Note. Many patients with this condition also walk with a shuffling gait, and in general, execute movements slowly.
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