L-dopa

noun L-do·pa \ ˈel-ˈdō-pə \

Definition of L-dopa

:the levorotatory form of dopa that is obtained especially from fava 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-dopa

noun l-do·pa \ (ˈ)elˈdōpə \

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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Origin and Etymology of {sc}l{/sc}-dopa

l- + dopa


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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 especially in combination with carbidopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease called also levodopa
Note: Trademarks for preparations containing L-dopa include Duopa, Parcopa, Rytary, Sinemet, and Stalevo.

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