Monica, Dustin, Molly, Caroline-Parkinsons

Monica, Dustin, Molly, Caroline-Parkinsons - dopamine...

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Parkinson’s Disease Caroline Veith, Molly Hindenburg, Dustin Lockwood, Monica On
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About Parkinson’s Disease
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About Parkinson’s Disease
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The Progression of Parkinson’s Disease Through the Brain
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Symptoms Movement related Sensory Related Living without symptoms
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Diagnosis Clinical Diagnosis Testing
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Atypical Forms of Parkinson’s Drug-induced Parkinsonism Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
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Treatment: Levodopa Most commonly used, most effective drug “golden standard” of treatment PD caused by deterioration of neurons in substantia nigra lack of dopamine dopamine
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Treatment: Levodopa (continued) Because lack of dopamine levodopa converted to dopamine in brain Negative side effects: dyskinesia
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Unformatted text preview: dopamine L-DOPA (Levodopa) Treatment: Dopamine Agonists Dopamine agonist drugs act like dopamine to stimulate nerve cells but unlike Levodopa, it is not converted into dopamine, but simply mimics dopamine. Agonist drugs are able to stimulate receptors because they have a dopamine-like part within their molecular structure. Advanced Treatment Options Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) A surgically implanted device called a Neurostimulator is used to deliver electrical stimulation to areas of the brain that control movement. A small battery operated device is implanted and sends out a signal to control the Nuerostimulator...
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