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Etiology and Pathophysiology of Parkinson's Disease

Edited by Abdul Qayyum Rana, ISBN 978-953-307-462-7, 552 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 12, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/956
Edited Volume

This book about Parkinson's disease provides a detailed account of etiology and pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, a complicated neurological condition. Environmental and genetic factors involved in the causation of Parkinson's disease have been discussed in detail. This book can be used by basic scientists as well as researchers. Neuroscience fellows and life science readers can also obtain sufficient information. Beside genetic factors, other pathophysiological aspects of Parkinson's disease have been discussed in detail. Up to date information about the changes in various neurotransmitters, inflammatory responses, oxidative pathways and biomarkers has been described at length. Each section has been written by one or more faculty members of well known academic institutions. Thus, this book brings forth both clinical and basic science aspects of Parkinson's disease.