From WikiMD

An antiparkinson, or antiparkinsonian, is a type of drug which is intended to treat and relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) or Parkinsonism. Most of these agents act by either increasing dopamine activity or reducing acetylcholine activity in the central nervous system (CNS).


    • Dopaminergic Precursors:

(Preferred over other medications to prevent undesirable sympathomimetic side effects)

    • Selective monoamine oxidase B inhibitors

(To prevent the metabolism of dopamine by MAOB and hence increase its brain levels)

(Preventing the metabolism of dopamine by COMT and hence increase its brain levels)

    • Dopamine receptor agonists

(Directly increase the activity of the dopamine system)

See also


W8MD weight loss logo

Ad. Tired of being overweight?. W8MD's insurance Weight loss program can HELP*

Quick links: Medicine Portal | Encyclopedia‏‎‏‎ | Gray's Anatomy‏‎ | Topics‏‎ |‏‎ Diseases‏‎ | Drugs | Wellness | Obesity‏‎ | Metabolic syndrome | Weight loss*
Disclaimer: The entire contents of WIKIMD.ORG are for informational purposes only and do not render medical advice or professional services. If you have a medical emergency, you should CALL 911 immediately! Given the nature of the wiki, the information provided may not be accurate, misleading and or incorrect. Use the information on this wiki at your own risk! See full Disclaimer.
Link to this page: <a href="">Antiparkinson</a>

  • Individual results may vary for weight loss from our sponsors.