PD is named after James Parkinson, an English physician, in 1817. He observed patients with this disease and called it ‘shaking palsy’. Later it was discovered that this is not exactly palsy but the stiffness is due to the rigidly increased muscle tone which manifests throughout the disease.
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An inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized with demyelinating plaques scattered throughout the white matter of the brain and the spinal cord. In the areas of demyelination, gliosis develops which causes ‘multiplication’ of the brain matter which inspired the name of the disease. 
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Essential tremor (ET) is the most common type of tremor belonging to the group of neurodegenerative diseases with hyperkinetic movement disorders. The group of tremors also includes enhanced physiological, Parkinson’s, orthostatic, cerebellum, rubral and psychogenic tremor
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Dystonia is defined as a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary, sustained, repetitive, similar muscule contractions that result in twisting movements or abnormal postures of the affected body areas.
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Welcome to the website of the Bulgarian Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis Society
Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the website of the Bulgarian Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis Society. Here you will find updated information about the Society’s operations, organized scientific events in Bulgaria and abroad, and more additional information which I hope you will find useful.
The Society management works hard towards the achievement of the priority objectives it has set. I hereby call upon the neurologists in Bulgaria to become members of our Society. Information about how to do this and how you will benefit from this membership is available on our website.
I hope that all of us together will manage to enhance the role of the Society so that it becomes desired by each neurologist.
Sincerely,
Acad. Ivan Milanov, 
President of the Bulgarian Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis Society