The discovery of dopamine deficiency in the parkinsonian brain

  • O. Hornykiewicz
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-211-45295-0_3

Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementa book series (NEURALTRANS, volume 70)
Cite this paper as:
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

Summary

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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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Hornykiewicz
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  1. 1.Center for Brain ResearchMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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