dopamine agonist


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dopamine agonist

drug that exerts its pharmacologic effects by directly activating dopamine agonist receptors.

dopamine agonist

A drug that stimulates dopamine receptors in the brain. Some of these agents, such as ropinirole and pramipexole, are used to treat Parkinson disease.
See also: agonist

dopamine

a compound, hydroxytyramine, produced by the decarboxylation of dopa; an intermediate product in the synthesis of norepinephrine. It is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system; administered intravenously to correct hemodynamic imbalance in shock syndrome.

dopamine agonist
used to terminate pregnancy. See bromocriptine, cabergoline.
dopamine β-hydroxylase
enzyme catalyzing the synthesis of norepinephrine from dopamine. A copper-containing mono-oxygenase requiring vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
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Multiple agents including dopamine agonists such as carbidopa/levadopa, ropinirole, and pramipexole as well as gabapentin, clonazepam, and opioids have been used in the management of RLS symptoms.
The approval was grounded on a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) handed over by Teva and supported by findings from the ANDANTE study (Add oN to Dopamine AgoNists in the TrEatment of Parkinson s disease).
The completed 017 study (the 015 extension study): a phase III, double blind, placebo-controlled, 12-month extension study to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of a dose range of safinamide of 50-200mg/day, as add-on to dopamine agonist therapy versus dopamine agonist therapy alone in early stage PD patients
In conclusion, although many studies have concluded that macroprolactinemic patients do not need treatment, treatment of macroprolactinemic patients with dopamine agonists can sometimes decrease both m-PRL and macroprolactin levels and improve hyperprolactinemic symptoms.
Valvular heart disease and the use of dopamine agonists for Parkinson's disease.
The patient remains without any dopamine agonist treatment, and although her total prolactin levels continue to remain elevated, her free prolactin levels have been in the normal range.
Three other dopamine agonists have not been associated with cardiac-valve abnormalities.
Researchers at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Centre in Phoenix, Arizona, said: "Higher dosages of dopamine agonists may be a catalyst to bringing out this destructive behaviour.
Eight of the patients were taking a dopamine agonist called pramipexole and the ninth was on another drug, pergolide.
However, some physicians instead prescribe dopamine agonists, drugs that mimic dopamine.
Meanwhile, the analysis shows the uptake of dopamine agonists slightly grew as first-line treatments during this time, reaching 14 percent patient share in Q2 2013.
Although the baseline dopamine agonist dose was associated with ICD outcome, we did not observe significant effect of the change in the agonist dose," Dr.