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  Palliative care



Palliative care

   Caring for a patient by maintaining the best quality of remaining life. Also offering support and guidance to the patient and family.

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Controlling symptoms without curing the disease.

Palliative treatment
Non invasive relief of irritating conditions.

Pallidotomy
A surgical procedure in which a part of the brain called the globus pallidus is lesioned in order to improve symptoms of tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia.

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