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dopa

doh puh

  • n  amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain

  • As a result, L-dopa, although subject to unprecedented safeguards because of its undesirable side effects, now becomes available for general prescription use.
  • Pharmacologists have been searching for 30 years for a drug to combine effectively with L-dopa and mute the turbocharger effect, but none has emerged.
  • May I suggest instead that the L-dopa causes the patients to believe, gullibly and irrationally, that the nurses would encourage and welcome their advances?.
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  • Paul Greengard in News-Medical.net
    Blocking the dopamine D1 receptor is not a treatment option for L-DOPA-induced side effects, since it would diminish the therapeutic efficiency of L-DOPA,says Greengard, who is Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular...

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