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[el-doh-puh] /ˌɛlˈdoʊ pə/

Pharmacology. .
a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Formula: C9H11NO4 Also called levodopa

L-dopa n.
The levorotatory form of dopa, used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Also called levodopa.
An amino acid that is the metabolic precursor of dopamine, is converted in the brain to dopamine, and is used in synthetic form to treat Parkinson’s disease. Chemical formula: C9H11NO4.


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