Nicotine may relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease
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Two elderly patients with Parkinson's disease were treated with nicotine gum and patch. Reliable changes in symptomatology were noted, using a single-subject, placebo-control reversal design. Improvement was associated with active nicotine dosing and involved diminished tremor and disorganized thinking in one patient and diminished bradykinesia and increased energy in the other.
Key wordsParkinson's disease Treatment Nicotine patch Nicotine gum
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