dopa

dopa

[doh-puh]
noun Biochemistry.
an amino acid, C 9 H 11 NO 4 , formed from tyrosine in the liver during melanin and epinephrine biosynthesis: the L-dopa isomer is converted in the brain to dopamine.
Compare levodopa.


Origin:
< German Dopa (1917), contraction of 3, 4- Dioxyphenylanin; see di-1, oxy-, phenylalinine

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dopa (ˈdəʊpə)
 
n
See L-dopa

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dopa do·pa (dō'pə)
n.
Dihydroxyphenylalanine; an amino acid formed in the liver from tyrosine and converted to dopamine in the brain.

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dopa
dihydroxy-phenylalanine
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