Medication for Managing Parkinson’s Disease


This Khan Academy Medicine video shared in May 2015 focuses on the types of medication used to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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Using hand-drawn illustrations, the film explains that there aren’t any medications that treat or cure Parkinson’s disease at the moment–only medications that help patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. It talks about L-Dopa; how it works and why it’s considered one of the most effective medications to help with movement problems and tremors.

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