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An isomer of dopa that is converted in the brain to dopamine and is used in synthetic form to treat Parkinson's disease. Also called levodopa.
(Biochemistry) a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C9H11NO4. Also called: levodopa
[C20: from L-d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine)]
the levorotatory isomer of dopa, converted in the brain to dopamine: used in synthetic form chiefly for treating parkinsonism. Also called levodopa.
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|Noun||1.||L-dopa - the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease|