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Bromocriptine and Blood Brain Barrier

Laurie Davison ldavison at ukcc.uky.edu
Tue Apr 30 13:42:35 EST 1996

Actually, this was my concern and my reason for asking. I understand that 
dopamine itself cannot pass the blood-brain barrier, which is why L-dopa 
is used instead in Parkinson's patients. It concerned me that 
bromocriptine may have a similar enough structure to dopamine that it 
would not pass the barrier. I appreciate your responses!

                                            -Laurie Davison-

walls1door at aol.com (Walls1Door) wrote:
>>>>Is this the same bromocriptine salt given to humans?  It's given for 
>Parkinson's and pituitary dysfunction, so it would seem that it does get
>sandraw at U.Arizona.EDU<<<
>actually, many of the agents used in treating alzheimer's and parkinson's
>disease are unable to cross the blood-brain barrier and must be
>administered i.n. instead of i.v. in order for them to cross. any other
>way besides intranasal adminstration <via the olfactory route> would
>require invasive surgical techniques.
>chana shvonne williford <spike>
>age 16 : walls1door at aol.com or walls at fly.net

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