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levodopa

 [le″vo-do´pah]
l-dopa, the levorotatory isomer of dopa; used in treatment of parkinson's disease and other forms of parkinsonism, administered orally.

le·vo·do·pa

(lē'vō-dō'pă),
The biologically active form of dopa; an antiparkinsonian agent that is converted to dopamine.
Synonym(s): l-dopa

levodopa

(lē′və-dō′pə)
n.
See L-dopa.

levodopa

Neuropharmacology The l- isomer of dopa, which is converted in vivo into dopamine, and used as a first-line anti-Parkinsonian agent Therapeutic range 0.2–0.3 µg/mL

le·vo·do·pa

(l-dopa) (lē'vō-dō'pă)
The biologically active form of dopa; an antiparkinsonian agent that is converted to dopamine.
Synonym(s): laevodopa.

levodopa

L-dopa. A drug used in the treatment of PARKINSON'S DISEASE. Levodopa relieves symptoms in the majority of cases and often effects a remarkable reduction in disability. Brand names of the drug, in combination, respectively, with benserazide and carbidopa, are Madopar and Sinemet.

Levodopa (L-dopa)

A substance used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Levodopa can cross the blood-brain barrier that protects the brain. Once in the brain, it is converted to dopamine and thus can replace the dopamine lost in Parkinson's disease.
Mentioned in: Movement Disorders

le·vo·do·pa

(lē'vō-dō'pă)
Biologically active form of dopa; an antiparkinsonian agent that is converted to dopamine.
Synonym(s): l-dopa, laevodopa.