A substance used as a therapy for Parkinson's Disease; the L form of Dopa; L-dihydroxyphenylalanine; L-hydroxytyrosine (C9H11NO4); also called L-dopa. In the body it is converted by the enzyme dopa-decarboxylase into dopamine, the form in which it is active in the brain, affecting neural impulse transmission.
A drug, containing a form of the important brain chemical dopamine, commonly used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Sinemet and Prolopa contain levodopa.
a prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.