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Parkinson's

noun [U] uk   /ˈpɑː.kɪn.sənz/  us   /ˈpɑːr-/ (also Parkinson's disease, parkinsonism /ˈpɑː.kɪn.sən.ɪ.zəm/  us /ˈpɑːr-/ )
a disease of the nervous system that makes the muscles become stiff and the body shake, and gradually gets worse as a person gets older
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