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Parkinson’s disease: boost the nervous system

Against Parkinson’s disease, doctors have five major classes of drugs. These are commonly called antiparkinsonian. Overview.

– Levodopa (L-dopa) is the drug most commonly used antiparkinsonian. It turns into dopamine synthesis in the body of the patient. However, it causes many complications in the central nervous system: motor fluctuations, involuntary movements and drowsiness.

– The dopamine agonists act directly on the receptors of the latter. Administered in combination with L-dopa, these synthetic molecules mimic the action of dopamine.

– Inhibitors of MAO-B (monoamine oxidase B) limit the degradation of dopamine.

– Inhibitors of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) have the same effect as inhibitors of MAO-B. They can therefore enhance the efficacy of dopamine.

– The anticholinergic drugs.

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