What is Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s Syndrome)?

What is Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s Syndrome)?

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neuro-degenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain called substantia nigra. Generally people with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed in old age (60 or older), but sometimes early-onset of the disease may also happen. Recent advances in the medical field have improved quality of life of people with the disease.