MPTP(redirected from Mptp poisoning)
Piperidine derivative that causes irreversible symptoms of parkinsonism in humans and monkeys. A by-product of illicitly manufactured meperidine that caused numerous cases of parkinsonism. Used as an experimental tool in research on parkinsonism.
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MPTP1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine, analogs MTMP, PEPAP Neurology A potent neurotoxin–which has an effect much like Meperidine or Demerol—that acts on neuromelanin, producing parkinsonism Clinical Bradykinesia, muscular rigidity, resting tremor, defects of posture and gait Pharmacologic effects MPTP initially blocks the brain's responses to pain, then metabolizes to MPP+, causing an irreversible syndrome resembling Parkinson's disease. See BDNF, Designer drugs, Parkinson's disease.
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