The discovery of dopamine deficiency in the parkinsonian brain
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- Hornykiewicz O. (2006) The discovery of dopamine deficiency in the parkinsonian brain. In: Riederer P., Reichmann H., Youdim M.B.H., Gerlach M. (eds) Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders. Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementa, vol 70. Springer, Vienna
This article gives a short historical account of the events and circumstances that led to the discovery of the occurrence of dopamine (DA) in the brain and its deficiency in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Some important consequences, for both the basic science and the patient, of the work on DA in the PD brain are also highlighted.
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