Levodopa-induced dyskinesia: facts and fancy. What does the MPTP monkey model tell us?

Levodopa-induced dyskinesia, one of the most frequent long-term side effects of antiparkinsonian therapy, is often attributed to denervation supersensitivity of dopamine receptors and perhaps more specifically the D-1 receptor. The available evidence based not only on clinico-pathological studies in patients but also on results of experiments performed on… (More)