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for Shaking palsy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Palsy \Pal"sy\, n.; pl. Palsies. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF.
paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See Paralysis.]
Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis. "One sick of
the palsy." --Mark ii. 3.
Bell's palsy, paralysis of the facial nerve, producing
distortion of one side of the face; -- so called from Sir
Charles Bell, an English surgeon who described it.
Scrivener's palsy. See Writer's cramp, under Writer.
Shaking palsy, (Med.) paralysis agitans, a disease usually
occurring in old people, characterized by muscular tremors
and a peculiar shaking and tottering gait; now called
parkinsonism, or Parkinson's disease.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system
characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
[syn: paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's
disease, Parkinson's syndrome, Parkinson's, shaking
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