levodopa

noun
levo·​do·​pa | \ ˌle-və-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce levodopa (audio) \

Definition of levodopa

: l-dopa

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Within an hour of taking the levodopa, Boylan’s eyes converged and the vision problem cleared. David Armstrong, ProPublica, "In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria.," 23 Aug. 2019 While Parkinson’s is treated with medications such as levodopa, patients determined to have a functional or psychogenic condition are often prescribed psychological regimens such as cognitive behavioral therapy. David Armstrong, ProPublica, "In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria.," 23 Aug. 2019 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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First Known Use of levodopa

1969, in the meaning defined above

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levodopa

noun
levo·​do·​pa | \ ˈlev-ə-ˌdō-pə How to pronounce levodopa (audio) , ˌlē-və-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce levodopa (audio) \
variants: or British laevodopa \ ˌlē-​və-​ How to pronounce laevodopa (audio) \

Medical Definition of levodopa

: l-dopa

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