dopa

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do·pa

 (dō′pə)
n.
An amino acid, C9H11NO4, that occurs widely in animals and plants. In humans and other mammals, it is formed in the liver from tyrosine and converted to dopamine in the brain.

[d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine).]

dopa

(ˈdəʊpə)
n
(Biochemistry) See L-dopa

do•pa

(ˈdoʊ pə)

n.
an amino acid, C9H11NO4, formed from tyrosine in the liver during melanin and epinephrine biosynthesis. Compare L-dopa.
[< German Dopa (1917), contraction of 3, 4-Dioxyphenylanin]
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Noun1.dopa - amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
Bendopa, Brocadopa, Larodopa, L-dopa, levodopa - 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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Levodopa (L-dopa, Dopar, Larodopa) is considered to be the main mode of treatment of PD.
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