Motor Fluctuations

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Fluctuations are variations in symptom control that Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience with a chronic use of dopaminergic medications. It is very common and important to recognize them, as choices exist to lessen this phenomenon. Treatments include altering the frequency, dose, and absorption of medicines, using different classes of medications, and brain surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dopamine
  • Dyskinesia
  • Fluctuation
  • Levodopa
  • Motor
  • Nonmotor
  • Parkinson
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacokinetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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