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Role of B-Type Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

An Update
  • Joseph Knoll

Abstract

Parkinson’s disease (PD), first described in 1817 as paralysis agitans by James Parkinson in his “Essay on the Shaking Pulsy,” is characterized by tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and a postural defect. The usual distinction between postencephalitic and idiopathic PD is of little practical importance as about 85–90% of the patients suffer from the idiopathic form of the illness.

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Monoamine Oxidase Decarboxylase Inhibitor Striatal Slice Nigrostriatal Dopaminergic Neuron Peripheral Decarboxylase Inhibitor 
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  • Joseph Knoll
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  1. 1.Department of PharmacologySemmelweis University of MedicineBudapestHungary

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