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Lightheadedness, drooling, and difficulty swallowing can occur because of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.

Simmons A, Tarsy D. Parkinson’s Disease in Later Life. Generations. 2006; 3: 57-63. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/asag/gen/2006/00000030/00000003/art00010

Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Disease in Later Life
Publication
Generations
Publisher
American Society on Aging
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Simmons A, Tarsy D
Pages
57-63
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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