disorder of movement

disorder of movement

Etymology: L, dis, apart, ordo, rank, movere, to move
any perverse or abnormal function of muscular action that may result from infection, injury, or congenital disability, such as ataxia, involuntary grimacing, and chorea.
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In addition to being a disorder of movement, 30 to 75 percent of patients with PD develop dementia, which can be disabling.
Cerebral refers to the cerebrum, which is the affected area of the brain although the disorder most likely involves connections between the cortex and other parts of the brain such as the cerebellum, and palsy refers to disorder of movement.
But now that he has been stricken by Parkinson's Disease, a disorder of movement, speech, personality and emotion, Kennedy cuts a solitary, sad figure.