Flashcards in Parkinsons/Parkinsonism Deck (20):
what is dystonia?
prolonged muscle spasm
name some features of hyperkinetic motor disease?
name some features of hypokinetic motor disease?
bradykninesia- slowing of movements
what part of the brain is affected in parkinsons
name some non motor features of parkinsons?
what is rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder?
parasomnia characterized by disruptive sleep behaviour.like kicking and flailing about
increased risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease
most common genetic mutation for parkinsons?
when should dopamine agonists be avoided?
in those with obsessive compulsive disorders
what is bradykinesia?
slowness of movement with progressive loss of amplitude or speed
what is hypomimia
loss of facial expression
what is micrographia?
progressively slower handwriting
when is a resting tremor best observed?
when they are distarcted..get them to close eyes and count back from 100
symmetrical , postural or kinetic tremor with higher frequency?
hot cross bun sign
jerky postural tremor
multi system atrophy
what is a tremor
rhythmic sinusoidal oscillation of body part
what is tics
involuntary stereotyped movements or vocaliazation
what is chorea
breif irregular purposeful movements which flow from one body part to another
what is a kinetic tremor usuually caused by?
if people struggle to get up from standing what do they probably have?
proximal muscle weakness