The basal ganglia are a group of nuclei in the brain stem and are associated with voluntary motor control, procedural learning and emotions.
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Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative movement disorder resulting from the death of the dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra.
There aren’t any definitive blood tests or imaging for Parkinson’s, so it really comes down to a solid neurological examination.
Generally bradykinesia (slow movement) plus one of the other two cardinal signs