Post-stroke Movement Disorders: Clinical Manifestations and Pharmacological Management

Author(s): Antonio Siniscalchi, Luca Gallelli, Angelo Labate, Giovanni Malferrari, Caterina Palleria, Giovambattista De Sarro

Journal Name: Current Neuropharmacology

Volume 10 , Issue 3 , 2012

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Involuntary abnormal movements have been reported after ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke. Post stroke movement disorders can appear as acute or delayed sequel. At the moment, for many of these disorders the knowledge of pharmacological treatment is still inadequate. Dopaminergic and GABAergic systems may be mainly involved in poststroke movement disorders. This article provides a review on drugs commonly used in post-stroke movement disorders, given that some post-stroke movement disorders have shown a partial benefit with pharmacological approach.

Keywords: Post-stroke, movement disorders, hyperkinetic movements disorders, hypokinetic movements disorders, GABA, Dopamine, post-stroke recovery

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Year: 2012
Published on: 17 September, 2012
Page: [254 - 262]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/157015912803217341
Price: $65

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