L-dopa

NOUN
  1. the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease
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How To Use L-dopa In A Sentence

  • I say, get medicine back under traditional scientific authority -- the science of all men everywhere that has incorporated such foreign discoveries as rauwolfia, L-dopa and acupuncture without the accompanying bogus voodoo ideologies and superstitions. Mail Call: Ancient Healing Arts
  • There is also an unusual compound (a cyclic imino acid) that presumably is a natural derivative of L-dopa. 11: Human health care
  • Emotionally invested in their well-being, he was thrilled when an experimental drug, L-DOPA, snapped them out of their coma.
  • The researchers then gave the volunteers a drug called L-dopa, which is usually used to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease by increasing levels of dopamine in the brain. Archive 2006-02-01
  • Dr. Jim Duke describes fava beans Vicia faba as one of nature's best sources for the compound called L-dopa, which is the precursor of dopamine in the brain. THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE
  • Around age six, the twins started taking a drug called L-dopa, which dramatically lessened their muscle spasms and other symptoms. Genetic Test Pinpoints Cause of Patient Illness
  • Often patients are given prescriptions for levodopa, or L-dopa, which is converted into dopamine by enzymes in the brain. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • This is actually a compound called L-dopa, which is the precursor molecule to dopamine in the dopamine synthesis pathway. ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  • Emotionally invested in their well-being, he was thrilled when an experimental drug, L-DOPA, snapped them out of their coma.
  • A successful example of this approach is the use of two dopaminergic medications, bromocriptine and L-DOPA, in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
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