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Acetylcholine (ACH)

excitatory neurotransmitter in the basal ganglia

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Basal Ganglia

Group of cell bodies located within the cerebrum involved in regulation of skeletal muscle tone and body movement

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Bradykinesia

Slowed body movements

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Dopamine

inhibitory neurotransmitter in the basal ganglia

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Dyskinesia

Abnormal involuntary body movements

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Dystonia

Muscle spasms, facial grimacing, and other involuntary movements and postures

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On-off phenomenon

Alternating periods of movement mobility and immobility

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Parkinsonism

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease, which include feting tremor, muscle rigidity, and disturbances of movement and postural balance

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Parkinson's Disease

Movement disorder of the basal ganglia caused by a deficiency of dopamine

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Rigidity

A Stiffness and inflexibility of movement

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Tremor

A trembling and involuntary rhythmic movement