Definition of L-dopa
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.
Generic synonyms: Dihydroxyphenylalanine, Dopa
Language type: Trade Name, Trade Name, Trade Name
Medical Definition of L-dopa
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Literary usage of L-dopa
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Relation between dose of l-dopa and extent of depletion of SAMe content in tissue. Groups of five rats received l-dopa intraperitoneally and were killed 45 ..."
2. Cover Crops in West Africa: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture by Daniel Buckles (1998)
"Amount consumed to L-Dopa content reach maximum a Mucuna food product consumed (%) (g) a Maximum daily tolerable dose of L-Dopa = 1.5 g/individual. b Data ..."
3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"l-dopa treatment has been suggested to increase the life expectancy of PD patients ... l-dopa fed to female Swiss mice results in a 4l percent (7-month) ..."
4. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"When Cotzias began his studies, l-dopa was regarded as an interesting therapeutic idea that had been determined to be without utility in a series of careful ..."
5. Depression in Primary Care: Detection and Diagnosi by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"There was no general relationship between l-dopa dosage and psychiatric ... However, there is no clear evidence that l-dopa increases the incidence of ..."
6. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"administration, 157, 643 portal plasma levels during adrenergic and ganglionic blockade after l-dopa administration (rat), 157, 1 relationship of ..."
7. Cover Crops in Hillside Agriculture: Farmer Innovation with Mucuna by Daniel Buckles, Bernard Triomphe, Gustavo Sain (1998)
"Because of the high concentrations of L-Dopa (7%), velvetbean is a commercial ... However, L-Dopa can also produce a confused state of mind and intestinal ..."