Revista de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0124-0064
PEREA-SASIAIN, José. Reflections on the biosynthesis of morphine and idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.2, pp.308-314. ISSN 0124-0064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0124-00642007000200014.
Based on a day-by-day, in-depth study of a clinical case, it was deduced that Parkinson's disease results in autointoxication, due to damage to morphine biosynthesis. Blood morphine levels should be studied in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease before treatment as well as in depressive patients (being the group most affected by Parkinson´s disease) to achieve early preclinical diagnosis.
Keywords : Biosynthesis; morphine; Parkinson's disease; diagnosis.