Chapter 20 Notes: neurological system

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Chapter 20 Neurological System Parkinson’s Disease Caused by the death of neurons that produce the brain neurotransmitter dopamine Progressive Substantia nigra Corpus striatum Degenerative Diseases of the CNS This chapter will discuss: Parkinson’s disease Alzheimer’s disease Multiple Sclerosis Etiology is unknown No cures, medication is used to control symptoms of the disease Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease bradykinesia rigidity tremors Postural instability Affective flattening Etiology A genetic link is possible Environmental toxins Viral infections Head trauma Drugs for Parkinson’s Disease Levodopa/Carbidopa (Sinemet) Combination drug for Parkinson’s Disease Levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa) not given anymore ? Benztropine (Cogentin) Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) An incurable dementia illness characterized by chronic, progressive neurodegenerative condition
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  • Spring '13
  • Crawford
  • Parkinson, brain neurotransmitter dopamine, Immune modulating drugs

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