MPTP

A toxic chemical, exposure to which can lead to Parkinson's.

MPTP

N-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine;piperidine derivative which causes irreversible symptoms of parkinsonism in humans and monkeys. A by-product of illicitly manufactured meperidine that caused numerous cases of parkinsonism. Used as an experimental tool in research on parkinsonism. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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MPTP

MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine) is a neurotoxin precursor to MPP+, which causes permanent symptoms of Parkinson`s disease by destroying dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the brain. It has been used to study disease models in various animal studies. While MPTP itself has no psychoactive effects, the compound may b....
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MPTP

Type: Abbreviation Definitions: 1. Piperidine derivative that causes irreversible symptoms of parkinsonism in humans and monkeys. A by-product of illicitly manufactured meperidine that caused numerous cases of parkinsonism. Used as an experimental tool in research on parkinsonism.
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