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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Dopamine-related sleepiness usually occurs at the peak of the dopamine agonist effect, she said, but a blunted peak does not prevent sleepiness from occurring,
Dopamine agonists are also seeing increasing use in patients with fibromyalgia.
Dopamine agonists are effective for patients requiring drug treatment (SOR: B, systematic review of cohort studies), and cabergoline is more effective and better tolerated than bromocriptine (SOR: B, randomized controlled trial [RCT]).
Dopamine agonist monotherapy in Parkinson's disease.
The disorders were more common in individuals taking dopamine agonists compared with patients not taking dopamine agonists (17.
Dopamine agonists are still effective treatments for Parkinson's disease, said Dr.
At baseline, 35 patients were taking ergotamine-derived dopamine agonists (EDDA) and 8 were taking non--ergotamine-derived drugs (non-EDDA).
16) Studies with cabergoline, pramipexole, and pergolide--alone or combined with levodopa--vs levodopa alone showed a decrease in motor complications with the dopamine agonist but lower activities of daily living and UPDRS scores.
28] Apomorphine, an injectable dopamine agonist, is under investigation as a treatment for late levodopa failure.
The investigators concluded that "compulsive gambling and shopping have become important yet unexpected concerns related to use of dopamine agonists for patients with fibromyalgia and their treating clinicians" (J.
Dopamine agonist (DA)-treated patients had two- to threefold elevated odds of having a current impulse control disorder (ICD), compared with non-DA-treated patients (17% vs.