Parkinson’s Disease By, Harry Tseng NSA
What is Parkinson’s Disease? <ul><li>PD is a neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells to inhibit motor movements...
What is Dopamine? <ul><li>Dopamine is a chemical transmitter that allows nerve cells to transmit signals to the next nerve...
Dopamine Continued <ul><li>The effects of less Dopamine results in a fault of communications resulting in a lack or awkwar...
Symptoms <ul><li>The first noticeable effects of PD is a tremor in a small part of the body, usually solely the hand on on...
Symptoms <ul><li>Other effects of PD may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep Loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Diffi...
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy <ul><li>The result of PD affecting the part of the brain called the Atrophied Tectum </li><...
Treatment <ul><li>PD is usually treated with L-Dopa which changes to Dopamine to add more of these chemical transmitters i...
Bibliography <ul><li>Mayo Clinic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mayo.edu/fpd/pd-info/chem. htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Bibliography <ul><li>NINDS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/parkinson_disease_htr. h...
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  1. 1. Parkinson’s Disease By, Harry Tseng NSA
  2. 2. What is Parkinson’s Disease? <ul><li>PD is a neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells to inhibit motor movements. </li></ul><ul><li>PD causes the level of Dopamine to drop between the nerve cells. </li></ul>Notice the size difference. Also, the red places in the brain are where Dopamine is stored
  3. 3. What is Dopamine? <ul><li>Dopamine is a chemical transmitter that allows nerve cells to transmit signals to the next nerve cells. </li></ul><ul><li>A drop of Dopamine means a drop in ability to communicate between the nerve endings and the next nerve cell’s dendrites. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dopamine Continued <ul><li>The effects of less Dopamine results in a fault of communications resulting in a lack or awkward motion of body parts. </li></ul><ul><li>PD affects part of the brain called the Substantia Nigra which controls the voluntary movements in the human body while also produces Dopamine </li></ul>
  5. 5. Symptoms <ul><li>The first noticeable effects of PD is a tremor in a small part of the body, usually solely the hand on one side of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, overtime, the symptoms will worsen and other changes will be noticed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Symptoms <ul><li>Other effects of PD may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep Loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech Difficulties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postural Difficulties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpredictable loss of motor movements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigidity </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy <ul><li>The result of PD affecting the part of the brain called the Atrophied Tectum </li></ul><ul><li>This results in the symptoms of Postural Difficulties and as well as trouble with eyesight, eye movement, breathing, and swallowing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Treatment <ul><li>PD is usually treated with L-Dopa which changes to Dopamine to add more of these chemical transmitters in circumstances of a lack of Dopamine in damaged nerve cells. </li></ul><ul><li>There are other ways of treating tremors in parts of the body by using microchips to eliminate the unnecessary electrical impulses </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>Mayo Clinic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mayo.edu/fpd/pd-info/chem. htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mayo.edu/fpd/pd-info/parkplus.htm#psp4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mayo. edu / fpd /pd-info/ parkpath . htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.requip.com/parkinsons_disease_whatisit. htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.requip.com/parkinsons_disease_treatment.htm </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography <ul><li>NINDS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/parkinson_disease_htr. htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/parkinson's_disease_backgrounder.htm </li></ul></ul>

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