[ doh-puh ]
/ ˈdoʊ pə /
an amino acid, C9H11NO4, formed from tyrosine in the liver during melanin and epinephrine biosynthesis: the L-dopa isomer is converted in the brain to dopamine.
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British Dictionary definitions for dopa
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Medical definitions for dopa
[ dō′pə ]
Dihydroxyphenylalanine; an amino acid formed in the liver from tyrosine and converted to dopamine in the brain.
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