22nd July 2024

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We know that L-dopa temporarily provide patients’ functioning close to normal. It crosses the blood-brain barrier where it is transformed into dopamine. Perhaps the improvement is only momentanous temporary because the increased activity of dopaminergic brain structures compensate for a while other damages. Or maybe the sustained injury is so extended /severe that the moment of normal functioning deepens it and the brain has to come back to the limited functioning just to survive.

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