Definition of levodopa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlevəˈdōpə/ Pronunciation: /ˌlēvə/
(also levodopamine /-ˈdōpəmēn/)


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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Syllabification: le·vo·do·pa

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