The degeneration or damage of nerve cells located at the top of the brain stem. Slight tremors of a hand, arm or leg are common and extreme muscle stiffness may occur where it becomes difficult to perform tasks such as buttoning clothes, walk or speak.
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- Executor An individual appointed to administer the terms of a will.