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Overview of MPTP (N-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine Toxicity)
The compound N-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) has been identified in underground laboratory
preparations of a potent analog of meperidine (Demerol).
Sporadic outbreaks of MPTP-induced parkinsonism have occurred among street-drug abusers.
Treatment includes cessation of exposure, as well as treatments similar to Parkinson's disease.
Differential Diagnosis of MPTP (N-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine Toxicity)