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L-dopa

Syllabification: L-do·pa
Pronunciation: /ˌelˈdōpə
 
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Definition of L-dopa in English:

noun

Biochemistry
The levorotatory form of dopa, used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Also called levodopa.
Example sentences
  • These therapies include L-arginine (the amino acid precursor of nitric oxide), l-dopa (dopamine precursor), limaprost (prostaglandin [E.sub.1]), and naltrexone (opioid antagonist).

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