Medical Dictionary

MPTP

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noun \ˌem-(ˌ)pē-(ˌ)tē-ˈpē\

Medical Definition of MPTP

  1. :  a neurotoxin C12H15N that destroys dopamine-producing neurons of the substantia nigra and causes symptoms (as tremors and rigidity) similar to those of Parkinson's disease

Origin and Etymology of mptp

1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine


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