carbidopa

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noun car·bi·do·pa \ˌkär-bə-ˈdō-pə\

Definition of carbidopa

  1. :  a drug C10H14N2O4·H2O that inhibits decarboxylation of L-dopa in tissues outside the brain and that is administered with L-dopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease to increase the amount of L-dopa available for transport to the brain

1972

First Known Use of carbidopa

1972


Medical Dictionary

carbidopa

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noun car·bi·do·pa \ˌkär-bə-ˈdō-pə\

Medical Definition of carbidopa

  1. :  a drug C10H14N2O4·H2O that inhibits decarboxylation of L-dopa in tissues outside the brain and that is typically administered in combination with L-dopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease to increase the amount of L-dopa available for transport to the brain Trademarks for preparations containing carbidopa include Duopa, Lodosyn, Parcopa, Rytary, Sinemet, and Stalevo.


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