entacapone

noun

en·​tac·​a·​pone en-ˈtak-ə-ˌpōn How to pronounce entacapone (audio)
: a drug C14H15N3O5 that inhibits the breakdown of L-dopa and is used in conjunction with L-dopa and carbidopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Note: Entacapone is marketed under the trademark Comtan and when used in conjunction with carbidopa and L-dopa, under the trademark Stalevo.

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“Entacapone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/entacapone. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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