dihydroxyphenylalanine

Definitions of dihydroxyphenylalanine
  1. noun
    amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain
    synonyms: dopa
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    types:
    Bendopa, Brocadopa, L-dopa, Larodopa, levodopa
    the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease
    type of:
    amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid
    organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group
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