Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that the brain uses to send signals between the brain cells. In Parkinson’s disease, the cells that produce dopamine are destroyed. The lack of dopamine gives rise to impaired motor skills. James Parkinson was born in London, April 11, 1755. He was, among other things, a surgeon and apothecary and he is primarily known for his work “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” published in 1817. Parkinson was the first to systematically describe the symptoms of the disease that bears his name.
On April 11, the International Parkinson Day is highlighted around the world. A small portion, 10%, of the sales of my dopamine jewelry goes to the Parkinson’s Association Research Fund.