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Levodopa is still the mainstay of the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Limitations of levodopa therapy have led to development of numerous therapeutic approaches at the level of levodopa/dopamine metabolism, dopamine receptors, dopamine transporter, and other neurotransmitter systems. New insights into the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease have led to the promising concepts of neuroprotection and neurorestoration. In daily practice therapeutic management of Parkinson's disease is still symptomatic.