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Author Archives: Kimberly Hoff Pharm D, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

PARKINSON’S

PARKINSON’S

Parkinson’s disease is predominant in the elderly.  It is a neurological disorder in which dopamine is diminished in the nigostratial area of the brain, resulting in an imbalance between dopamine and acetylcholine.  Therefore the symptoms are reflective of an abundance in acetylcholine. Increased acetylcholine leads to symptoms of resting tremor, postural instability, bradykinesia (slow movement), and muscle rigidity.  Secondary symptoms ... Read More »

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