L-dopa

noun
L-do·​pa | \ ˈel-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce L-dopa (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“L-dopa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/L-dopa. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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L-dopa

noun
L-do·​pa | \ ˈel-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce L-dopa (audio) \

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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