Essays Tagged: "Parkinson Disease"

Awakenings (How does the movie Awakenings make you realize how much you take for granted?)

perimentation, he concludes that the patients were misdiagnosed, and actually have a severe case of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous disease associated with the destru ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Fetal Tissue Research

d today. Medical researchers had shown that fetal tissue could help to cure many patients that have Parkinson disease and many other diseases as well. The approach of this medical research has raised ... any potential uses for fetal tissue transplants, but the focus to date has been on the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease affects the part of the brain known as the substantial nigr ...

(3 pages) 25 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Discuss Parkinson's disease and criticize South African Parkinson's Association Phamplet

In 1817 , a London physician named James Parkinson wrote the first information of Parkinson's disease in his essay of the shaking palsy , and ... cting approximately 1% of the world population over 50 years old. However very few people know what Parkinson's is and its influence to the everyday life of a suffer. So in this essay critically evalu ... st common questions asked by potential suffers or their families in order to determine what effects Parkinson's disease has on a sufferer.Before I begin to evaluating the pamphlet it would be helpful ...

(15 pages) 78 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Gene Therapy

Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson'sSevere tremors, rigidity of the limbs and loss of muscle control characterize Parkinson's ... ted with one to three different concentrations of the gene therapy. All patients had improvement of Parkinson's system of at least twenty-five percent. Five of the twelve had an improvement between fo ... ent doses of the gene therapy. The patient receiving the lower dose had a forty percent decrease in Parkinson's symptoms while those receiving the higher dose had a fifty percent reduction. These pati ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Ongoing Health Needs Module: Client Study (Based on Care planning)

ng a fractured hip following a fall at home. Gordon's ongoing health need was that he suffered from Parkinson's which was controlled with drug therapy. Gordon displayed several of the classic symptoms ... uld facilitate his recovery from the operation but also incorporate the ongoing health needs of his Parkinson's. Another major contributing factor was Gordon's confidence, as a fall had caused his fra ...

(12 pages) 172 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that over a million people in the United ... disease is a result of degeneration of nerve cells in a region of the brain that controls movement. Parkinson's disease degenerates dopamine which is a neurotransmitter causing impaired movement. fift ... usand people each year are diagnosed each year and the numbers are expected to rise.The symptoms of Parkinson's disease are numerous. The first which is usily the "tip off" is shaking of a limb especi ...

(1 pages) 40 1 4.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Great Debate over Stem Cells Research.

by politicians and actors such as Michael J. Fox, who suffers from the degenerative disease called Parkinson's. However, many individuals do not know what stem cells can actually do for us? Stem cell ... t could lead to major medical advancements. It could be used to treat countless diseases, including Parkinson disease, and possibly Alzheimer's, and therefore improve the lives of millions. Stem cells ...

(8 pages) 81 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Brain Response of Behavior

pamine is produced and secreted by the Substantia Nigra.Degeneration of the Substantia Nigra causes Parkinson's Disease, a movement disorder characterized by tremors, rigidity of the limbs, poor balan ... e cell bodies of the neurons that produce dopamine are located in the Substantia Nigra. People with Parkinson's disease are given L-Dopa, a drug that stimulates the production of dopamine, thus causin ...

(4 pages) 66 1 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Parkinson disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a one of the most common neurodegenerative disease. Some of its major fe ... d, the symptoms can be minimized through multiple drug and surgical therapy.Statistics:According to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, as many as one million Americans have Parkinson's disease. Approxima ... 0,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in American alone. An estimated 7 to 10 million people have Parkinson's disease worldwide, affecting all races and cultures. The condition usually develops afte ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology