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)]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
[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/
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners