Definition 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.

Exact synonyms: Bendopa, Brocadopa, L-dopa, Larodopa
Generic synonyms: Dihydroxyphenylalanine, Dopa
Language type: Trade Name, Trade Name, Trade Name



Definition of Levodopa

1. Noun. A naturally-occurring amino acid found in food, converted into dopamine in the brain and body, and administered clinically in the management of Parkinson's disease and dopa-responsive dystonia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Levodopa

1. a form of dopa [n -S]

Medical Definition of Levodopa

1. The naturally occurring form of dopa and the immediate precursor of dopamine. Unlike dopamine itself, it can be taken orally and crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is rapidly taken up by dopaminergic neurons and converted to dopamine. It is used for the treatment of parkinsonism and is usually given with agents that inhibit its conversion to dopamine outside of the central nervous system. Pharmacological action: antiparkinson agents, dopamine agents. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Levodopa

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levoatrio-cardinal vein
levobunolol
levobunolol hydrochloride
levobupivacaine
levocabastine
levocardiogram
levocarnitine
levocetirizine
levoclination
levocycleduction
levocycloduction
levodesoxyephedrine
levodopa (current term)
levodopas
levodropropizine
levoduction
levofloxacin
levoform
levoglucosan
levoglucosan dehydrogenase
levoglucose
levoglucosenone
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levogyrate
levogyration
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levomenthol

Literary usage of Levodopa

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1. Depression in Primary Care: Detection and Diagnosi by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"levodopa Another therapeutic agent long associated with mood symptoms is levodopa (L-dopa). Most of the studies reviewed did not use currently accepted ..."

2. Interstate Transportation of Human Pathogens: Hearing Before the Committee by Orrin G. Hatch (1999)
"Thus, despite the initial benefits associated with levodopa therapy, after 5 to 10 years of treatment, more than 75% of PD patients experience unacceptable ..."

3. Medical Devices: Technological Innovation and Patient-Provider Perspectives edited by Michael Bilirakis (1999)
"Thus, despite the initial benefits associated with levodopa therapy, after 5 to 10 years of treatment, more than 75% of PD patients experience unacceptable ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The drugs levodopa and carbidopa are the mainstay of treatment at the present time It may take several months to achieve the optimum therapeutic effect and ..."

5. Presidents List of Articles Which May Be Designated Or Modified As Eligible by Richard Witherspoon (1994)
"Although levodopa and carbidopa offset the loss of dopamine, their effect diminishes ... Selegiline hydrochloride enhances the effect of levodopa/carbidopa, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... atropine blocked the acetylcholine response by 50 percent at 0.005 mg/kg administered intravenously, (iii) Unlike atropine, but similar to levodopa, ..."

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