levodopa

[lee-vuh-doh-puh]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a synthetic substance, C9H11NO4, that is converted in the brain to dopamine: used chiefly in the treatment of parkinsonism.

Origin of levodopa

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

levodopa

noun
  1. another name for L-dopa
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levodopa in Medicine

levodopa

[lē′və-dōpə]
n.
  1. L-dopa
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