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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.
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(Biochemistry) See L-dopa
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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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|Noun||1.||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"
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