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levodopa

Line breaks: levo|dopa
Pronunciation: /ˌliːvə(ʊ)ˈdəʊpə
 
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Definition of levodopa in English:

noun

Another term for l-dopa.
Example sentences
  • Other amines and amine precursors such as histamine, dopamine, levodopa, and tyrosine may also be involved in these reactions.
  • The drug levodopa, which is used more commonly than dopamine agonists to treat Parkinson's, was not linked to any compulsive behaviors.
  • Although treatment with the drug levodopa can restore almost normal movement in many patients with early Parkinson's Disease, the treatment gradually loses effectiveness as the disease progresses.

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