[ el-doh-puh ]
/ ˌɛlˈdoʊ pə /


Pharmacology. levodopa.
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British Dictionary definitions for l-dopa

/ (ɛlˈdəʊpə) /


a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C 9 H 11 NO 4Also called: levodopa

Word Origin for L-dopa

C20: from L-d (ihydr) o (xy) p (henyl) a (lanine)
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Medicine definitions for l-dopa

[ ĕlpə ]


The levorotatory form of dopa, used to treat Parkinson's disease.levodopa
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Science definitions for l-dopa

[ ĕl-dōpə ]

An amino acid that is the metabolic precursor of dopamine, is converted in the brain to dopamine, and is used in synthetic form to treat Parkinson's disease. Chemical formula: C9H11NO4.
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