Abstract Title:

L-tyrosine in the treatment of narcolepsy.

Abstract Source:

Med Hypotheses. 1990 Dec;33(4):269-73. PMID: 2090930

Abstract Author(s):

J B Roufs


Narcolepsy is a disorder characterized by the sudden urge to sleep. The biochemical etiology of this disorder is believed to be due to dopamine abnormalities. Since the precursor of dopamine is L-tyrosine, the administration of this amino acid may prove beneficial in the treatment of narcolepsy. Preliminary research apparently supports this hypothesis.

Study Type : Commentary
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