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2020 03

Lancet Neurol



β-adrenoreceptors and the risk of Parkinson’s disease.


Hopfner F, Höglinger GU, Kuhlenbäumer G, Pottegård A, Wod M, Christensen K, Tanner CM, Deuschl G
Lancet Neurol. 2020 03; 19(3):247-254.
PMID: 31999942.


β-adrenoceptors are widely expressed in different human organs, mediate important body functions and are targeted by medications for various diseases (such as coronary heart disease and heart attack) and many β-adrenoceptor acting drugs are listed on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. β-adrenoceptor antagonists are used by billions of patients with neurological disorders, primarily for the treatment of migraine and action tremor (mainly essential tremor), worldwide.