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levodopa

[lee-vuh-doh-puh] /ˌli vəˈdoʊ pə/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic substance, C 9 H 11 NO 4 , that is converted in the brain to dopamine: used chiefly in the treatment of parkinsonism.
Also called L-dopa.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; levo- + dopa
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Examples for levodopa
  • They work with the standard treatment for the disease, levodopa, to make it last longer in the brain.
British Dictionary definitions for levodopa

levodopa

/ˌliːvəʊˈdəʊpə/
noun
1.
another name for L-dopa
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levodopa in Medicine

levodopa le·vo·do·pa (lē'və-dō'pə)
n.
See L-dopa.

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