L-dopa decarboxylation in chronically treated patients.


We measured decarboxylation of oral L-dopa in patients chronically treated with L-dopa, and in untreated controls. Chronic L-dopa and carbidopa administration did not affect the extent of whole-body decarboxylation, and it is therefore unlikely that on-off fluctuations are related to chronic changes in the activity of L-aromatic amino acid decarboxylase… (More)


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