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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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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) :

  shaking palsy
      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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