Definition of paralysis agitans in English:

paralysis agitans


  • less common term for Parkinson's disease
    • ‘Paralysis Agitans is a progressive, neurological condition. Symptoms usually appear in people over 50 years and the risk of having the condition increases with age. However, younger people can also have Parkinson’s disease.’
    • ‘Necropsy studies were done on six patients with idiopathic paralysis agitans, one with multiple system atrophy including features of Parkinsonism.’


Latin, literally ‘shaking paralysis’.


paralysis agitans