levodopa

noun
levo·​do·​pa | \ˌle-və-ˈdō-pə \

Definition of levodopa 

: l-dopa

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To ease symptoms of Parkinson's, some patients take levodopa and other drugs that increase dopamine levels. Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, "How the Brain Gets Addicted to Gambling," 14 May 2018 Treatments, which include Botox injections and levodopa, a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease, have been found to ease the problem. Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, "One day, a serious athlete couldn’t walk straight. Doctors were stumped.," 6 Mar. 2018 Treatments, which include Botox injections and levodopa, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, have been found to ease the problem. Sandra G. Boodman, chicagotribune.com, "Medical mystery: Suddenly, she couldn't walk straight," 21 Feb. 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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levodopa

noun
levo·​do·​pa | \ˈlev-ə-ˌdō-pə, ˌlē-və-ˈdō-pə \
variants: or British laevodopa \ ˌlē-​və-​ \

Medical Definition of levodopa 

: l-dopa

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