PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY

A neurological disorder characterized by oculomotor palsy particularly affecting downward gaze. The condition may or may not be accompanied by Parkinson's, inability to maintain posture, speech and swallowing degradation, personality changes and mild cognitive impairment. Indications include loss of neurons in regions of the brainstem, basal ganglia and midbrain.

PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY: "Progressive supranuclear palsy made it difficult for the patient to remain standing straight for any length of time."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/progressive-supranuclear-palsy/ (accessed January 19, 2020).
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