Regional cerebral blood flow in parkinsonism. Measurement before and after levodopa.

@article{Melamed1978RegionalCB,
  title={Regional cerebral blood flow in parkinsonism. Measurement before and after levodopa.},
  author={Eldad Melamed and S. Lavy and Gerald Cooper and Shlomo Bentin},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={1978},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={391-7}
}
Data from recent studies in experimental animals suggest that central dopaminergic mechanisms may be involved in regulation of the regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the mammalian brain. In order to evaluate possible effects of dopaminergic stimulation on human cerebral circulation, rCBF was measured by the 133Xenon inhalation technique in 26 patients with Parkinson's disease before and after the chronic oral administration of levodopa combined with a peripheral Dopa-decarboxylase inhibitor… CONTINUE READING