carbidopa

noun car·bi·do·pa \ ˌkär-bə-ˈdō-pə \

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

First Known Use of carbidopa

1972


Medical Dictionary

carbidopa

noun car·bi·do·pa \ ˌkär-bə-ˈdō-pə \

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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