Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease
Par|kin|son's dis|ease [ˈpa:kınsənz dıˌzi:z US ˈpa:r-] n also Parkinson's [U]
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: James Parkinson (1755-1824), British doctor]
a serious illness in which your muscles become very weak and your arms and legs shake

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