2:22:12 - PSY223 SPRING 2012 Nicolas Canel 2/22/12 CHAPTER...

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PSY223 SPRING 2012 Nicolas Canel 2/22/12 CHAPTER 5 PART 2 Attempts to cure parkinson’s The problems is lack of dopamine cells in substantia nigra Can we put in cells and will they grow? Details of the operation Need to suppress immune system? Source of cells? 80% loss= symptoms BOOK= Healing the Brain, Curt Freed, M.D. Simon LeVay History of the Problem 1959 two Swedish workers showed that almost no dopamine in striatum of Parkinson victim. 1961 L-dopa tested on patients, they walked around in normal way, voice foreful. Effect peak in 2-3 hours and diminished intensity for 24. Oliver sacks gave L-dopa in 1969, 1973 Book Awakenings Dopamine low in substantia nigra 1967 proven that l-dopa was drug which worked Hoffman-Laroche makes drug available Aphrodisiac? L-dopa and carbidopa leaves liver unchanged (sinemet) Dyskinesia: unwanted movement from drug. Kurt Freed gears up to operate A crack team Applied for permission Regan administration, no funding for work with fetal tissue Spontaneous abortions? Patients must pay $30,000
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course PSY 223 taught by Professor Charleskutscher during the Spring '12 term at Syracuse.

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2:22:12 - PSY223 SPRING 2012 Nicolas Canel 2/22/12 CHAPTER...

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