L-dopa
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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  • L-dopa — [el΄dō′pə] n. see DOPA …   English World dictionary

  • L-dopa — /ɛl ˈdoʊpə/ (say el dohpuh) noun a drug, L dihydroxyphenylalanine, used in the treatment of Parkinson s disease. Also, levodopa. {see L , dopa} …   Australian English dictionary

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