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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See L-dopa.

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  • n. A naturally-occurring amino acid found in food, converted into dopamine in the brain and body, and administered clinically in the management of Parkinson's disease and dopa-responsive dystonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A substance used as a therapy for parkinson's disease; the L form of Dopa; L-dihydroxyphenylalanine; L-hydroxytyrosine (C9H11NO4); also called L-dopa. In the body it is converted by the enzyme dopa-decarboxylase into dopamine, the form in which it is active in the brain, affecting neural impulse transmission.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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