L-dopa or L-do·pa
- see entry alphabetized in the letter l .
n : the levorotatory form of dopa that is obtained esp. from broad beans or prepared synthetically, stimulates the production of dopamine in the brain, and is used in treating Parkinson's disease - called also levodopa .
Similar sounding terms: LTP
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