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levodopa

[ lee-vuh-doh-puh ]
/ ˌli vəˈdoʊ pə /
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noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic substance, C9H11NO4, that is converted in the brain to dopamine: used chiefly in the treatment of parkinsonism.
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Also called L-dopa.

Origin of levodopa

First recorded in 1965–70; levo- + dopa
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British Dictionary definitions for levodopa

levodopa
/ (ˌliːvəʊˈdəʊpə) /

noun
another name for L-dopa
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for levodopa

levodopa
[ lē′və-dōpə ]

n.
L-dopa
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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