dopa

noun do·pa \ ˈdō-pə , -(ˌ)pä \

Definition of dopa

:a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO4 occurring naturally (as in fava beans) or prepared synthetically (as from tyrosine) — compare l-dopa

Origin and Etymology of dopa

International Scientific Vocabulary dihydroxy- + phenylalanine


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dopa

noun do·pa \ ˈdō-pə, -(ˌ)pä \

medical Definition of dopa

:an amino acid C9H11NO4 that in the levorotatory form is found in the broad bean and is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease called also dihydroxyphenylalanine

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