Physiology and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
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.
Parkinson's disease, medications, pharmacy
Thornton, Phillip L. and Helms, Kristen L., "Physiology and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease" (2004). Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications. 229.