Mptp meaning

1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine.
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(neurotoxicology) A byproduct of synthetic heroin, or MPPP, which causes Parkinsonian symptoms in users.
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(neurotoxicology) A neurotoxin which degrades into MPP+ after crossing the blood brain barrier, which causes a degredation of the dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra.
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