[The effects of nicotine on a patient with spinocerebellar degeneration whose symptoms temporarily exacerbated by cigarette smoking].

@article{Houi1993TheEO,
  title={[The effects of nicotine on a patient with spinocerebellar degeneration whose symptoms temporarily exacerbated by cigarette smoking].},
  author={K Houi and Hidehiro Oka and Soichiro Mochio},
  journal={Rinsho shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={774-6}
}
The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the influences of nicotine on a patient with spinocerebellar degeneration whose symptoms temporarily exacerbated by cigarette smoking. We have examined the influences of nicotine gum on cerebellar ataxia. Limb ataxia, dysarthria and truncal titubation were maximally aggravated 15 min after nicotine gum chewing, which paralleled blood nicotine level. Specific increased accumulation of 123I-IMP was observed in the cerebellum 15 min after nicotine… CONTINUE READING