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Understanding of the mechanisms of parkinsonism has developed significantly in the last two decades and has brought forth the fruit of more effective therapy. This volume of the Contemporary Neurology Series succeeds in its aims of providing detailed information on recent basic advances in parkinsonism, functions of biogenic amines in the central nervous system, and the use of levodopa.
Arvid Carlsson develops the historical aspects of the discovery of noradrenaline and serotonin in the brain, the metabolism of 3,4 dihydroxyphenylalanine and dopamine, the cellular localization of biogenic amines in the brain, and the mode of action of levodopa. Next, Hornykiewicz
Recent Advances in Parkinson's Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:527. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-527_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):527.
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