levodopa

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