C9H11NO4
levodopa le`vo*do"pa (l[=e]`v[-o]*d[=o]"p[.a]), a. [Levo- + DOPA, dihydroxyphenylalanine.] (Chem. & Biochem.) A substance used as a therapy for {Parkinson's Disease}; the L form of Dopa; L-dihydroxyphenylalanine; L-hydroxytyrosine ({C9H11NO4}); also called {L-dopa}. In the body it is converted by the enzyme dopa-decarboxylase into dopamine, the form in which it is active in the brain, affecting neural impulse transmission. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • levodopa — le vo*do pa (l[=e] v[ o]*d[=o] p[.a]), a. [Levo + DOPA, dihydroxyphenylalanine.] (Chem. & Biochem.) A substance used as a therapy for {Parkinson s Disease}; the L form of Dopa; L dihydroxyphenylalanine; L hydroxytyrosine ({C9H11NO4}); also called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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