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[doh-puh] /ˈdoʊ pə/
noun, Biochemistry.
an amino acid, C 9 H 11 NO 4 , formed from tyrosine in the liver during melanin and epinephrine biosynthesis: the L-dopa isomer is converted in the brain to dopamine.
Compare levodopa.
Origin of dopa
< German Dopa (1917), contraction of 3, 4- Dioxyphenylanin; see di-1, oxy-2, phenylalanine Unabridged
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See L-dopa
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dopa do·pa (dō'pə)
Dihydroxyphenylalanine; an amino acid formed in the liver from tyrosine and converted to dopamine in the brain.

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