Elderly male patient with Parkinson's disease

Elderly male patient with Parkinson's disease

M240/0241 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 20.0MB

Downloadable file size: 4.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Parkinson's Disease

Credit: CATHERINE POUEDRAS/EURELIOS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Parkinson's disease patient. Elderly man who suffers from Parkinson's disease holds a walking stick. A shuffling, unbalanced walk, rigid posture and slow trembling movements is typical of victims of this disease. Eventually the disease progresses to uncontrollable tremor affecting both sides of the body. Parkinson's disease is caused by degene- ration or damage to nerve cells in the basal ganglia of the brain. This causes a lack of dopamine, a brain chemical required for proper motor activity. Drugs help to supplement this lack of dopamine. Implanting dopamine-secreting foetal cells into the brain is another type of treatment.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: condition, disease, disorder, elderly, elderly man, healthcare, medical, medicine, parkinson's, parkinson's disease, patient, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.