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Definition of Familial Parkinson disease type 2

Familial Parkinson disease type 2: A familial form of Parkinson disease inherited in an autosomal recessive manner due to mutation in the gene encoding parkin on chromosome 6q25.2-q27. Also known as PARK2.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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