L-Dopa is a chemical that in the brain is converted to Dopamine, which is deficient in patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease, a disorder that affects movement, muscle control, and balance. The manufactured form of L-Dopa, called Levodopa, works by increasing Dopamine levels in the brain. It is the most effective drug in controlling the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, which includes tremors, muscle rigidity, and difficulties with walking and balance.

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