levodopa


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le·vo·do·pa

 (lē′və-dō′pə)
n.
See L-dopa.
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levodopa

(ˌliːvəʊˈdəʊpə)
n
(Biochemistry) another name for L-dopa
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L-do•pa

(ˌɛlˈdoʊ pə)

n.
the levorotatory isomer of dopa, converted in the brain to dopamine: used in synthetic form chiefly for treating parkinsonism. Also called levodopa.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.levodopa - the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease
dihydroxyphenylalanine, dopa - amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain
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levodopa

n levodopa
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O autor [23] sugere que a tendencia a maior eficiencia da degluticao orofaringea em discineticos encontrada em seu estudo, pode ser explicada pela acao da Levodopa, ja que estes pacientes fizeram uso de maiores doses da medicacao e por maior periodo de tempo.
Hauser found, during his research, that PD patients who took levodopa combined with the experimental drug tozadenant experienced a significant reduction in levodopa's "down time." Tozadenant is still undergoing tests in clinical trials, so it is not yet available to the general public.
Levodopa is initially effective at diminishing PD symptoms such as tremors.
The endpoint of the trial is to find biomarkers for the late-onset complications of a treatment regime using levodopa (BIODYS), EyeBrain said,
The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase IIb study will evaluate four doses of SYN115 as adjunctive therapy to levodopa. The trial will include a total 400 patients with end-of-dose wearing-off, meaning that the treatment with levodopa is insufficient to control the patients' symptoms until their next dose.
Levodopa is a chemical building-block that the body converts into dopamine
Levodopa is a chemical building-block that the body converts into dopamine - the message transmitter that is missing in the brains of people with Parkinson's.
Levodopa provides relief for the motor symptoms of PD within 1530 minutes of administration.
In the Comparison of the Agonist Pramipexole With Levodopa on Motor Complications of Parkinson's Disease, Dr.
Critical problems may include the short half-life and the narrow therapeutic window of levodopa. Agents such as the dopamine agonists, COMT inhibitors and MAO-B inhibitors can assist in addressing these.
Levodopa, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1973, is considered the single-most effective drug for the treatment of rigidity and bradykinesia and remains the "gold standard" by which PD medications are measured.
Azilect was approved for use as an initial single drug therapy in early Parkinson's disease, and as an addition to levodopa in more advanced patients.