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dopa

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noun do·pa \ˈdō-pə, -(ˌ)pä\

Definition of dopa

  1. :  a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO4 occurring naturally (as in broad beans) or prepared synthetically (as from tyrosine) — compare l-dopa



Origin and Etymology of dopa

International Scientific Vocabulary dihydroxy- + phenylalanine


First Known Use: 1917

Rhymes with dopa


Medical Dictionary

dopa

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noun do·pa \ˈdō-pə, -(ˌ)pä\

Medical Definition of dopa

  1. :  an amino acid C9H11NO4 that in the levorotatory form is found in the broad bean and is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease—called also dihydroxyphenylalanine




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of dopa Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dopa


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