Lorenzo oil

Lorenzo oil

(lō-renz'ō),
a mixture of four parts glyceryl trioleate and one part glyceryl trierucate; used in treatment of adrenoleukodystrophy.
[for Lorenzo Odone, a child with adrenoleukodystrophy, whose family's discovery and support of this agent were dramatized in the U.S. film Lorenzo's Oil (1992)]

Lorenzo oil

(lŏ-ren′zō)
[Lorenzo Odone, U.S. citizen diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy in 1984, 1979–2008]
A mixture of two fats (glyceryl-trioleate and glyceryl-trierucate) used to treat neurological disorders, including adrenoleukodystrophy. The Myelin Project is an international scientific research organization dedicated to research on myelin repair and the regeneration of the myelin sheath. Its website is: http://www.myelin.org/LorenzosOil/
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Lorenzo oil therapy for adrenoleukodystrophy: a prematurely amplified hope.
Now she has an agonising wait to see if his condition changes and hopes to start him on Lorenzo Oil, a medication thought to slow down the process.
We hope to start giving him Lorenzo Oil as soon as possible.