Pharmacology. levodopa.

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British Dictionary definitions for l-dopa



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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l-dopa in Medicine




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



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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