Chapt 15 Antiparkinson Drugs

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  1. T/F 
    There is a cure for PD
    False. Pharmacotherapy treats symptoms but there is no cure.
  2. When do symptoms occur?
    They occur when about 80% of the dopamine stored in the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia is depleted.
  3. Can symptoms be controlled?
    Partially controlled as long as there are functioning nerve terminals that can take up dopamine.
  4. Symptoms of PD
    • akinesia
    • Bradykinesia
    • rigidity
    • Tremor
    • Postural instability
    • Staggering gait
    • Drooling
  5. Akinesia
    Absence of psychomotor activites resulting in mask-like facial expressions
  6. Bradykinesia
    Slowness of movement

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Anonymous
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335219
Filename:
Chapt 15 Antiparkinson Drugs
Updated:
2017-10-18 17:45:15
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BEM
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pharmacology 1
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