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L–dopa

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noun L–do·pa \ˈel-ˈdō-pə\

Definition of L–dopa

  1. :  the levorotatory form of dopa that is obtained especially from broad beans or prepared synthetically, is converted to dopamine in the brain, and is used in treating Parkinson's disease —called also levodopa



1939

First Known Use of l–dopa

1939


Medical Dictionary

L–dopa

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noun L–do·pa \ˈel-ˈdō-pə\

Medical Definition of L–dopa

  1. :  the levorotatory form of dopa that is obtained especially from broad beans or prepared synthetically, is converted to dopamine in the brain, and is used in treating Parkinson's disease—called also levodopa




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