carbidopa

noun
car·​bi·​do·​pa | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce carbidopa (audio) \

Definition of carbidopa

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Turns out that certain intestinal microbes can also digest the drug, and, surprisingly, carbidopa does not stop them. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "How Gut Microbes Shape Our Response to Drugs," 1 Jan. 2020

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbidopa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbidopa. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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carbidopa

noun
car·​bi·​do·​pa | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce carbidopa (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbidopa

: 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

Note: Trademarks for preparations containing carbidopa include Duopa, Lodosyn, Parcopa, Rytary, Sinemet, and Stalevo.

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