The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (Facts on File Library of Health and Living) Anthony D. Mosley, Deborah S. Romaine is available to download
|The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)|
Anthony D.The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's ... Textbook Mosley, Deborah S. Romaine
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||2004 |
|Publisher: ||Facts on File |
|Page Count: ||384 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||0816050325 |
|ISBN-13: ||9780816050321 |
This encyclopedia by a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and a medical writer provides an overview of the illness. More than 600 alphabetical entries with cross-references describe all aspects of the disease. Entries range in length from one paragraph to several pages and include drugs used in treatment (AADC inhibitor medications, Levodopa), surgical procedures (Brain tissue transplant), anatomy and physiology (Brain, Lewy body), related conditions (dementia), practical considerations (Coping with diagnosis of Parkinson's, Home safety), biographies (John Paul II; Parkinson, James), and organizations (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [NINDS], Parkinson Study Group). Two appendixes list organizations and resources and state Medicaid offices. A bibliography of books and articles and an index complete the work.
Although general medical encyclopedias have articles on Parkinson's disease, this encyclopedia goes into greater detail. The articles on the practical aspects of life such as clothing, shopping, and home safety are valuable for caregivers. It would have been helpful to include a definition of the disease in the introductory material, as well as in the entry Parkinson's disease.
The wide range of information about the disease; current research, support, and useful therapeutic techniques; and a bibliography with clinical information, as well as sources for patients and caregivers, make this a valuable addition to all public, health sciences, and consumer health libraries. RBBCopyright Â© American Library Association. All rights reserved