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Movement disorders are neurologic disorders characterized by bradykinesia or hyperkinesia. Sometimes referred to as "extrapyramidal," most movement disorders are attributed to some dysfunction of the basal ganglia. There have been many recent advances in their treatment, and this remarkable progress has contributed perhaps more than any other neurologic subspecialty to the change of perception of neurology from primarily a phenomenologic and diagnostic discipline to a therapeutic specialty. These extraordinary advances are well reviewed in this volume. Although it is neither "comprehensive" nor a "survey," this well-organized treatise could be considered a textbook: This description differentiates it from the many other
Movement Disorders: A Comprehensive Survey. Ann Intern Med. ;112:314. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-4-314_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(4):314.
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