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BOF: 2.90

A 78-year-old male presents with falls. On examination you note that he has a pill-rolling tremor of his fingers, there is bradykinesia, cogwheel rigidity of his limbs and a positive glabella tap. He is also depressed. You discuss drug therapy with the consultant and he asks you for your opinion on the use of selegeline in this case and whether it will be useful in order to alleviate the depression.

You know that the mechanism of action of selegeline is:

a)      It is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor

b)      It is a tricyclic antidepressant

c)      It is a dopaminergic drug

d)      It is an anticholinergic

e)      It inhibits catechol-o- methyl transferase.

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