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  The Use of Apomorphine in Parkinson 's Disease [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2001; 7(2): 121-130

The Use of Apomorphine in Parkinson 's Disease

Haşmet A. HANAĞASI1, Gülüstü KAPTANOĞLU2, Murat EMRE1
1İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı Davranış Nörolojisi ve Hareket Bozuklukları Birimi
2Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Resarch Center Northwestern University, Chicago

Apomophine, a D1 and D2 receptor agonist, was the fırst dopaminergic drug ever usedto treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). In the last decade, subcutaneous infusions of apomorphine have been shown to improve motor complications of late stage PD. in this article treatment with the apomorphine in PD and its role as a diagnostic tool for assessing dopaminergic responsiveness are reviewed.

Keywords: Parkinson's disease, motor fluctuations, apomorphine

Haşmet A. HANAĞASI, Gülüstü KAPTANOĞLU, Murat EMRE. The Use of Apomorphine in Parkinson 's Disease. Turk J Neurol. 2001; 7(2): 121-130

Corresponding Author: Haşmet A. HANAĞASI

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