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{{Main|Antitremor drugs}}
 
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An antiparkinsonian drug (or '''antiparkinson''' or '''antiparkinsonian''') is a type of [[antitremor drug]] which is intended to [[therapy|treat]] and relieve the [[symptom]]s 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).
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An antiparkinsonian drug (or '''antiparkinson''' or '''antiparkinsonian''') is a type of [[antitremor drug]] which is intended to [[therapy|treat]] and relieve the [[symptom]]s of [[Parkinson's disease]] (PD) or [[Parkinsonism]].
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Most of these agents act by either increasing [[dopamine]] activity or reducing [[acetylcholine]] activity in the [[central nervous system]] (CNS).
   
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==
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* [[Entacapone]], [[Tolcapone]]: prevent the metabolism of dopamine by [[Catechol-O-methyl transferase|COMT]] and hence increase its brain levels.
 
* [[Entacapone]], [[Tolcapone]]: prevent the metabolism of dopamine by [[Catechol-O-methyl transferase|COMT]] and hence increase its brain levels.
 
* [[Apomorphine]], [[Bromocriptine]], [[Pramipexole]], [[Ropinirole]], [[Rotigotine]]: dopamine receptor agonists which directly increase the activity of the dopamine system.
 
* [[Apomorphine]], [[Bromocriptine]], [[Pramipexole]], [[Ropinirole]], [[Rotigotine]]: dopamine receptor agonists which directly increase the activity of the dopamine system.
* [[Anticholinergic]]s - [[Antimuscarinic]]s (e.g., [[Benzatropine]]): to prevent hyperkinesia.
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* [[Anticholinergic]]s - [[Antimuscarinic]]s (e.g., [[Benzatropine]]): to prevent [[hyperkinesia]].
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Acetylcholine]]
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* [[Dopamine]]
 
* [[Parkinson's disease]]
 
* [[Parkinsonism]]
 
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

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Main article: Antitremor drugs

An antiparkinsonian drug (or antiparkinson or antiparkinsonian) is a type of antitremor 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).

Examples

See also

References


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