Brush up on your Parkinson’s terminology with this free glossary

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Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 2 June 2016

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For people living with Parkinson’s and caregivers alike, this six-page A-Z glossary of Parkinson’s disease is an excellent free resources for all your terminology needs


The Michael J Fox Foundation has created a free glossary resource listing all the key Parkinson’s disease vocabulary in alphabetical order and in accessible language. Beginning with alpha-synuclein, “a protein normally found in neurons and the main component of protein clumps called Lewy bodies […]” and ending with young-onset Parkinson’s disease, “a rare form of Parkinson’s disease characterised by onset of symptoms before age 50”, the glossary also features cross-references with related terms.

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Alpha-synuclein Parkinson's glossary

Familial Parkinson's diease Parkinson's glossary

Young-onset Parkinson's disease Parkinson's glossary


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