Apomorphine responses in Parkinson's disease and the pathogenesis of motor complications.


We studied the contribution of basal ganglia circuitry downstream from the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system to the pathogenesis of levodopa associated motor complications by means of an apomorphine dose-response paradigm in 28 parkinsonian patients grouped according to their clinical response to levodopa therapy. With progression from the dopa-naive to the… (More)