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L–dopa

noun L–do·pa \ˈel-ˈdō-pə\

Definition of L-DOPA

:  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

First Known Use of L-DOPA

1939
Medical Dictionary

L–dopa

noun L–do·pa \ˈel-ˈdō-pə\

Medical Definition of L–DOPA

:  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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