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Definition of Parkinson's disease noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Parkinson's disease

NAmE//ˈpɑrkənsnz dɪˌziz//
(also Parkinsonism
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a disease of the nervous system that gets worse over a period of time and causes the muscles to become weak and the arms and legs to shake
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Parkinson's disease