Proprioceptive deficits in Parkinson ’ s disease : from clinical data to animal experimentation

Abstract

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by the manifestation of akinesia, slowness to initiate movement, muscle rigidity, and tremors. However, recent evidence indicates that this pathology also causes alterations in proprioception. Disturbances in proprioceptive mechanisms directly affect postural control and the ability to calculate the velocity and… (More)

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