Association of angiotensin receptor blockers with incident Parkinson's disease in patients with hypertension: A retrospective cohort study

Parkinson's disease (Parkinson's disease) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease,1 and is mainly characterized by progressive motor symptoms, including resting tremors, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural dysreflexes. Its main pathological hallmark is a selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta, resulting in dopamine depletion in the striatum. Despite a variety of symptom-alleviating medications for Parkinson's disease, disease modification treatments are not yet available.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research