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Link: Mucuna pruriens in Parkinson’s disease: a double blind clinical and pharmacological study

Background: The seed powder of the leguminous plant, Mucuna pruriens has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic Indian medicine for diseases including parkinsonism. We have assessed the clinical effects and levodopa (L-dopa) pharmacokinetics following two different doses of mucuna preparation and compared them with standard L-dopa/carbidopa (LD/CD).

Posted to thread 23rd April, 2015 by M.M.

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L-DOPA

L-DOPA (/ˌɛlˈdpə/ or /ˌlɛvˈdpə/) (alt., L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a chemical that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans, some animals and plants. Some animals and humans make it via biosynthesis from the amino acid L-tyrosine. L-DOPA is the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine,norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and epinephrine (adrenaline) collectively known as catecholamines. L-DOPA can be manufactured and in its pure form is sold as apsychoactive drug with the INN levodopa; trade names include Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, Stalevo, Madopar, and Prolopa. As a drug, it is used in the clinical treatment ofParkinson’s disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia. – Wikipedia

Posted by G.D. on 23rd April, 2015. The full Wiki article can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-DOPA.

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Link: Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy gets cure after 33 years

Jean Sharon Abbott spent nearly all of her life believing she had an incurable condition that left her feeling “trapped” in her own body — unaware that many of her symptoms could be easily treated with a pill.

The 38-year-old Minnesota mother of three was diagnosed as a child with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that appears early in life and permanently disrupts the brain’s ability to control movement and balance.

Posted on 23rd April, 2015 by G.D. Read the full story and watch the news video at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-misdiagnosed-with-cerebral-palsy-gets-cure-after-33-years/.

 

By PAULA COHEN | CBS NEWS April 22, 2015, 2:39 PM

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