Dwight Parkinson

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Choline acetyltransferase, a specific marker for cholinergic neurons, has been immunohistochemically localized in the mesencephalon and in the caudal diencephalon of the chicken. A complete series of transverse sections through the mesencephalon is presented. In the diencephalon, cholinergic fibers were found in the stria medullaris, the fasciculus(More)
OBJECTIVE A common assumption in sports medicine is that a history of concussion is predictive of a lower threshold for, as well as a worse outcome after, subsequent concussive injury. The current study was conducted to investigate the relationship between concussion history in high school athletes and the on-field presentation of symptoms after subsequent(More)
The pathophysiology of dystonia is unclear, but several clues implicate striatal dopamine dysfunction. In contrast, the causal relationship between striatal dopamine deficiency and parkinsonism is well defined. We now suggest that parkinsonism or dystonia may occur following striatal dopamine deficiency. Baboons treated with intracarotid(More)
Radioligand binding assays, receptor autoradiography and iontophoresis have been used to look for evidence of a nicotinic component to the actions of acetylcholine in cat visual cortex. [3H]Nicotine bound to a uniform population of high affinity binding sites in cat primary visual cortex. This binding was inhibited by nicotine agonists and antagonists but(More)
To identify cell-surface molecules that mediate interactions between neurons and their environment during neural development, we used monoclonal antibody techniques to define a developmentally regulated antigen in the central nervous system of the mouse. The antibody we produced (2A1) immunolabels cells throughout the central nervous system; we analyzed its(More)
One hundred cases of macroscopic supratentorial arteriovenous malformations are studied, along with the significant literature. On the basis of morphology, they are subdivided into straight-line, single-unit, multiple-unit, intra- and extracranial, venous-wall types, and one other of questionable type. The study does not confirm a relationship of pregnancy(More)
The effect of prolonged exposure to light on the activity of dopaminergic neurons and dopamine (DA) metabolism of chick retinae was investigated. alpha-Fluoromethyldopa, a potent and specific irreversible inactivator of aromatic amino acid decarboxylase, was used to assess DA turnover after inhibition of synthesis, and also to assess in vivo tyrosine(More)
Dissections of cadaver heads and studies of specimens sectioned in horizontal (axial), coronal, or sagittal planes at low (5 X) magnification revealed a frequent venous sinus within the bone of the dorsum sellae in addition to the true dural sinuses. This sinus interconnected the cavernous sinuses on either side of the sella turcica and was continuous with(More)