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L-dopa





L-dopa structural formula
Also called levodopa, a naturally-occurring isomer of an amino acid used to relieve some symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It sometimes suppresses the trembling, unsteadiness, and slowness of movement that characterizes the condition. Side-effects include involuntary facial movements.mood swings, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.


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