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What is drug-induced parkinsonism?

Drug-induced parkinsonism, as its name implies, involves symptoms of Parkinson's brought on by medications, such as reserpine, metoclopramide or tetrabenazine. Once the medications are stopped, the symptoms usually stop, too.

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