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car·bi·do·pa

 (kär′bĭ-dō′pə)
n.
A drug, C10H14N2O4, that increases the availability of L-dopa to the brain and is administered with L-dopa to treat Parkinson's disease.

[Alteration of carbo- + dopa.]
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carbidopa

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