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


Parkinson’s disease

BrE BrE//ˈpɑːkɪnsnz dɪziːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrkɪnsnz dɪziːz//
(also parkinsonism
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːkɪnsənɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrkɪnsənɪzəm//
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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 Word Originlate 19th cent.: named after James Parkinson (1755–1824), English surgeon.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Parkinson’s disease