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  1. entacaponenoun

    A drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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  1. Entacapone

    Entacapone is a drug that functions as a catechol-O-methyl transferase inhibitor. It is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. When administered in conjunction with dopaminergic agents such as L-DOPA, entacapone prevents COMT from metabolizing L-DOPA into 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-L-phenylalanine in the periphery, which does not easily cross the blood brain barrier. Pharmacologically, entacapone is somewhat similar to carbidopa or benserazide, in that it is an inhibitor of an enzyme that converts L-DOPA into a compound that cannot cross the blood brain barrier. Carbidopa and benserazide inhibit aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase, which converts L-DOPA into dopamine, which cannot cross the blood brain barrier. Entacapone is a member of the class of drugs known as nitrocatechols.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entacapone in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entacapone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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