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NOVA: The Case of the Frozen Addict

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Summary
When a drug addict suffers a mysterious ailment, doctors trace his symptoms to an additive he ingested in a bad batch of heroin. His case helps to unlock some mysteries about Parkinson's Disease. The documentary examines current treatments for Parkinson's Disease as well as efforts to understand and find treatments for the ailment. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by Miriam Posner.
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Drugs--Research, Dopamine, Dopa, Toxicology, Drug Abuse, Designer Drugs, Parkinson's Disease, Neurosciences, Drug use, Neurology, Heroin, Heroin Abuse
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