Who put the Dope in Dopamine?
This presentation discusses the clinical applications of dopamine in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Barb will discuss the functions of dopamine and correlate the various clinical conditions associated with dopamine excess and dopamine deficiency. Conditions to be discussed include illicit drugs (PCP, methamphetamine, cocaine), alcohol withdrawal syndrome, hallucinations, carbon monoxide poisoning, Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome, and Huntington's chorea. Pharmacologic management will also be discussed and will include drugs that boost dopamine as well as drugs that block dopamine. (This could be a keynote or a breakout session)