Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Title

Physiology and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2004

Journal Title

Drug Topics

Volume

148

Issue

8

First Page

64

Last Page

73

Abstract

As part of a continuing education program of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, a module on the physiology and treatment of Parkinson's disease is presented. Having completed the module, a pharmacist should be able to describe the pathophysiology and epidemiology of the disease; differentiate movement and nonmovement disorders of the disease; list the name, pharmacodynamic properties, initial and maximal doses, mechanism of action, and dosing intervals for drugs used to treat the disease; determine the appropriate pharmacotherapy for movement and nonmovement aspects of the disease; and list examples of how to minimize and treat side effects of anti-Parkinson medications.

Keywords

Parkinson's disease, medications, pharmacy

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