Parkinson facies

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Par·kin·son fa·ci·es

the expressionless or masklike facies characteristic of parkinsonism (1).
Synonym(s): masklike face
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Par·kin·son fa·ci·es

(pahr'kin-sŏn fāsh'ē-ēz)
The expressionless or masklike facies characteristic of parkinsonism (1).
Synonym(s): masklike face.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


James, English physician, 1755-1824.
Parkinson disease - a neurological disorder usually resulting from deficiency of dopamine as the consequence of degenerative, vascular, or inflammatory changes in the basal ganglia. Synonym(s): parkinsonism (1)
Parkinson facies - the expressionless or masklike facies characteristic of parkinsonism. Synonym(s): masklike face; Parkinson sign
Parkinson sign - Synonym(s): Parkinson facies
Parkinson triangle
parkinsonism (1) - Synonym(s): Parkinson disease - (2) syndrome similar to Parkinson disease appearing as a side effect of certain drugs.
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Par·kin·son fa·ci·es

(pahr'kin-sŏn fā'shē-ēz)
Expressionless or masklike facies characteristic of parkinsonism (1).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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He leaves and walks through an underworld landscape along a river that seems to be the Lethe; he meets people whose masklike faces he believes he recognizes.
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