Definitions for l-dopaˌɛlˈdoʊ pə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

L-do•paˌɛlˈdoʊ pə(n.)

  1. the levorotatory isomer of dopa, converted in the brain to dopamine: used in synthetic form chiefly for treating parkinsonism.

    Category: Biochemistry

    Ref: Also called levodopa.

Origin of L-dopa:

1935–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. L-dopa, levodopa, Bendopa, Brocadopa, Larodopa(noun)

    the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease

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