You can remember the Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease by the very simple mnemonic – TRAP
T– Tremor (pill rolling and resting tremor)
R– Rigidity (Cog wheel rigidity)
A– Akinesia or bradykinesia (slowness in initiating movement)
P– Postural instability
Drug Treatment of Parkinson’s disease can be remembered using the mnemonic- BALSA (Balsa is a variety of wood)
B– Bromocriptine (Dopamine receptor agonist)
A– Amantadine (Increases dopamine release and blocks cholinergic receptors)
S– Selegiline (it is a MAO inhibitor and acts by inhibiting the breakdown of dopamine…also remember COMT inhibitors)
A– Antimuscarinics (help to balance the dopamine and acetylcholine levels)
Surgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease includes Pallidotomy and Deep brain stimulation.
Hope it helps you!