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

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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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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