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Body movements just need a 'puff' of dopamine to get started

Body movements just need a 'puff' of dopamine to get started.

A new study in mice suggests that a burst of dopamine levels at the beginning of a movement only, as opposed to all the time, is what gets us going; this may have important implications for treating Parkinson's disease.


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Your post reminded me of what I read quite a while ago about a dopamine inhaler for a quick burst of dopamine when needed immediately. I wonder whatever happened with that.


Inhaled Levodopa Closer to the Goal Line.

Posted by Rachel Dolhun, MD, February 09, 2017.



This is good news. Thank you for the information.


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