L-dopa


L–do·pa

noun \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

L–do·pa

noun \ˈel-ˈdō-pə\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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