Observations on the dopaminergic nature of hyperthyroid chorea

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Hyperthyroid chorea is felt to be related to an increased response of striatal dopamine receptors to dopamine. This suggestion is supported by the observation that an agent which blocks dopamine receptors improved chorea in a hyperthyroid patient. An inverse relationship between thyroid status and brain dopamine turnover as estimated by CSF HVA levels was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01244729

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