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What is a Neuron and Structure of Dopamine Q & A

March 4, 2016 | Tags: Categories for this post are: Educational Material

Q: What are some of the neurotransmitters used in the brain? A: A number of different neurotransmitters or chemical substances, are used in the brain. Some of these are serotonin, acetylcholine, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Degeneration of cells that produce dopamine is associated with Parkinson’s disease. Q: How is dopamine made? A: There are several steps the body takes to synthesize... Read more

Different parts of Central Nervous System (CNS) – Q & A

March 1, 2016 | Tags: Categories for this post are: Educational Material

Q: What is function of the cerebral hemispheres? A. The cerebral hemispheres are responsible for facilitating our higher functions, and include: motor activity, perception, language, memory, and judgment. Q: What is the function of the brainstem? A: The brainstem is involved in maintaining our more basic functions, including: consciousness, breathing, swallowing, and eye movements. Q:... Read more

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Parkinsonism by Abdul Rana MD

February 29, 2016 | Tags: Categories for this post are: Educational Material,Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Abdul Rana MD, Neurologist from Toronto, and World-Renown Parkinsonism Education Expert, talks about the Incidence and Prevalence of Parkinsonism, as well as its Risk Factors and Presenting signs and symptoms. ... Read more

Loss of Sense of Smeall in Parkinsonism by Dr. A.Q. Rana Neurologist

February 28, 2016 | Tags: Categories for this post are: Educational Material,Parkinson’s Disease

Loss of Sense of Smell is one of the pathologic symptoms of Parkinsonism and Parkinson's Disease. It occures in younger Parkinsonism patiens, and affects men and women equally, and sometimes is accompanied by loss of taste. ... Read more

Urinary problems in Parkinson’s

February 9, 2016 | Tags: > Categories for this post are: Educational Material,Experts Videos

Urinary Problems in Parkinsonism Patients with A.Q. Rana MD, Educator Neurologist Dr. Rana, world renown Parkinsonism educator and Neurologist from Toronto, speaks about Urological Problems in Parkinsonism patients, including infections, retention, and incontinence. ... Read more

Can Botox be helpful in treating Parkinson’s disease?

January 12, 2016 | Tags: > > Categories for this post are: Educational Material

Botox is a commercial preparation of botulinum toxin that, when injected, blocks the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction and resulting in a paralysis lasting two to six months. Aside from its cosmetic appeal, it can eliminate spasmodic conditions like torticollis (wry neck), hemi-facial spasm, strabismus (spasms of the eye muscles), focal dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia (squeaky... Read more

Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

December 30, 2015 | Tags: > Categories for this post are: Educational Material,Parkinson’s Disease

Abdul Rana MD, Neurologist and world-renown Neurologist discusses the motor symptoms of Parkinsonism, commonly known called by patients, Parkinson's Disease. ... Read more

About Parkinson’s Disease: A Quick Question & Answer

December 26, 2015 | Tags: > Categories for this post are: Educational Material,Parkinson’s Disease

- What is function of the cerebral hemispheres? A. The cerebral hemispheres are responsible for facilitating our higher functions, and include: motor activity, perception, language, memory, and judgment. - What is the function of the brainstem? A. The brainstem is involved in maintaining our more basic functions, including: consciousness, breathing, swallowing, and eye movements. -... Read more

Are Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease the same thing?

December 15, 2015 | Tags: > > Categories for this post are: Educational Material,Parkinson’s Disease

No, they are not the same thing. Parkinsonism is a very non-specific term including motor deficits of stiffness, slowness, tremor, balance and gait problems. Usually, the presence of two of these symptoms is considered to be consistent with parkinsonism. There are several conditions that mimic Parkinson’s disease in their presentation—which sometimes makes them difficult to tell apart. These... Read more

How do dopaminergic neurons of the basal ganglia degenerate?

December 14, 2015 | Tags: > > Categories for this post are: Educational Material

Although, the exact mechanism for this phenomenon is not clear, there have been some theories. One such theory is that a normal mechanism of cell death called apoptosis may be accelerated. Apoptosis is a natural part of all systems; whereby a cell, which has grown old or begins to malfunction, undergoes a cascade of events that dismantle it before replacing it with a new cell. An example of... Read more

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