Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system
disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.
The four primary symptoms of Parkinson's disease are tremor, or trembling in
hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk;
bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability, or impaired
balance and coordination. As these symptoms become more pronounced, patients may
have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks. More...