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Volume 11, issue 4

Parkinson's disease

Contemporary views on the role of dopamine agonists in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Włodzimierz Kuran1
1. I Klinika Neurologiczna Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, 383-390
Keywords: Parkinson’s disease, dopamine agonists’

Abstract

Contemporary experience and views concerning dopamine agonists' application in the treatment of Parkinson's disease are presented in the paper. Particular medications, mechanisms of their action, as well as their advantages and disadvantages are discussed, and their effectiveness and safety are compared. Finally, basic recommendations for these drugs administration are proposed, with the emphasis on individual circumstances that have to be taken into account in each case. (Ed.)

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