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A dopamine agonist, C16H24N2O, used in its hydrochloride form to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome.

[(p)rop(yl) + (am)in(o) + -ir- (probably alteration of (h)y(d)r(o)-) + (ind)ole.]
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At the same time, he noted that "hyper-sexuality" is a "well-established and common impulse control disorder" among Parkinson's patients who take a class of drugs known as dopamine agonists, which include pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip).
Dopaminergic Parkinson's disease medications, such as pramipexole (mirapex) and ropinirole (requip), are known to cause orthostatic hypotension (Nolden et al., 2014).
The most common drugs in this category used for sleep, specifically movement disorders, include Sinemet (levodopa/carbidopa), dopamine agonists such as Requip (ropinirole), and Mirapex (pramipexole) both FDA approved for restless legs in recent years.
DAs, such as ropinirole (Requip, Repreve, Ronirol, Adartel) and pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapexin, Sifrol), are chemicals that act on the postsynaptic terminals within the striatum and activate the postsynaptic receptors to reduce dopamine turnover (Hristova & Roller, 2000).
* Dopamine agonists, examples: Neurpro, Requip. Just like levodopa, these work by increasing the availability of the chemical dopamine in the brain by acting on nerve receptors to control the motor symptoms.
He listed initiatives, including the requirements of TEEP that is forcing all local authorities to review their collection systems and assess the environmental benefits derived from them; the MRF Code of Practice aimed at improving material yield and quality from primary treatment plants; ReQuip the Resource Association's quality standard for raw material supply into UK reprocessing plants and the Recyclass Tool for improving packaging design for recycling.
The increased levodopa dosages before the surgeries were as follows: BHL 1# QID, Mirapex 0.5# OID, Requip 1# BID, Stalevo 1# QID.