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Meaning of "L-dopa" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD L-DOPA

From L-d( ihydr) o( xy) p( henyl) a( lanine).
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PRONUNCIATION OF L-DOPA

L-dopa  [ɛlˈdəʊpə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF L-DOPA

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L-Dopa is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES L-DOPA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

L-DOPA

L-DOPA is a chemical that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans, some animals and plants. Some animals and humans make it via biosynthesis from the amino acid L-tyrosine. L-DOPA is the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine collectively known as catecholamines. L-DOPA can be manufactured and in its pure form is sold as a psychoactive drug with the INN levodopa; trade names include Sinemet, Parcopa, Atamet, Stalevo, Madopar, and Prolopa. As a drug it is used in the clinical treatment of Parkinson's disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia. L-DOPA has a counterpart with opposite chirality, D-DOPA. As is true with many molecules, the human body makes only one of these isomers.

Definition of L-dopa in the English dictionary

The definition of L-dopa in the dictionary is a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C9H11NO4 Also called: levodopa.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH L-DOPA


coper
ˈkəʊpə
dopa
ˈdəʊpə
doper
ˈdəʊpə
Europa
jʊˈrəʊpə
groper
ˈɡrəʊpə
hoper
ˈhəʊpə
interloper
ˈɪntəˌləʊpə
levodopa
ˌliːvəʊˈdəʊpə
loper
ˈləʊpə
methyldopa
ˌmiːθaɪlˈdəʊpə
moper
ˈməʊpə
opah
ˈəʊpə
roper
ˈrəʊpə
scopa
ˈskəʊpə
sloper
ˈsləʊpə
soaper
ˈsəʊpə
Soper
ˈsəʊpə
sopor
ˈsəʊpə
stoper
ˈstəʊpə
toper
ˈtəʊpə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE L-DOPA

L & P
L-D converter
L-driver
L-plate
L-shaped
L-shaped curve
L.
L.S.D.
l´Aquila
l´chaim
L´pool
L/C
L/Cpl
L/P
L12
L8R
la
la Camargue
La Cumbre
La Fontaine

WORDS THAT END LIKE L-DOPA

Arequipa
Capa
culpa
go back to the pa
grandpa
grappa
kappa
limpa
napa
pa
papa
pipa
pupa
scarpa
spa
Tampa
tapa
Tegucigalpa
tepa
vespa

Synonyms and antonyms of L-dopa in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «L-dopa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF L-DOPA

Find out the translation of L-dopa to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of L-dopa from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «L-dopa» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

左旋多巴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

L -dopa
570 millions of speakers

English

L-dopa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एल dopa
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

L- دوبا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

L- допа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

L - dopa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এল-ডোপা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

L -dopa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

L-dopa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

L- Dopa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

L-ドーパ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

L- DOPA
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

L-dopa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

L-dopa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எல்-டோபா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एल-डोपा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

L-dopa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

L - dopa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

L-DOPA
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

L - допа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

L-dopa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

L - dopa
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

L - dopa
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

L -dopa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

L - dopa
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «L-DOPA»

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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
TABLE 10.4 TREATMENT OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE WITH L-DOPA Advantages of L-dopa Therapy: • The vast majority of patients who start treatment with L-dopa experience good to excellent functional benefit. • Tolerability is usually good.
Joseph Jankovic, Eduardo Tolosa, 2007
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Food Biotechnology, Second Edition
12.4.1 I -DOPA from Natural Sources L-DOPA is present in certain food, and L- DOPA glycoside has been extracted from the broad bean (fava bean) Viciafaba ( 83). The fava bean is one of the best plant sources of L-DOPA; clinical studies ...
Anthony Pometto, Kalidas Shetty, Gopinadhan Paliyath, 2005
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Evaluation of D3 Dopamine Receptor Selective Compounds on ...
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is caused by the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain that innervate the striatum.
Lindsay Riddle, 2009
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The Role of Neuroinflammation in L-DOPA-induced Dyskinesia
Figure 7: Timecourse of striatal mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and neuropeptides in rats primed with Vehicle or l-DOPA (12 mg/kg + 15 mg/kg of benserazide) and acutely treated with Vehicle or l-DOPA. 6-OHDA lesioned rats ...
Christopher John Barnum, 2008
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Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and ...
1989). Sleep disturbances are also common: nearly 30% of patients with Parkinson's disease taking L-dopa have vivid dreams, and 7% will have night terrors. Delirium may occur in nearly 5% of patients taking L-dopa for Parkinson's disease.
Thomas Markham Brown, Alan Stoudemire, 1998
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Neuropsychological Assessment
the most important treatment success story in neurology has been the use of L- dopa, begun in 1967, to replace DA depletion due to degeneration of the sub- stantia nigra. Since DA does not cross the blood-brain barrier, the DA precursor ...
Muriel Deutsch Lezak, 2004
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Yao & Artusio's Anesthesiology: Problem-oriented Patient ...
Other studies have shown that L-dopa therapy can eventually lead to dyskinesia due to fluctuating dopamine concentrations, prompting some physicians to save L-dopa therapy for more advanced cases. L-dopa exhibits several drug ...
Fun-Sun F. Yao, Manuel L. Fontes, Vinod Malhotra, 2008
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Parkinson's Disease
Only a few studies have compared responses to acute dopaminergic challenge with chronic L-dopa treatment. Several of these have been reviewed in meta- analyses.34-35 Concerning patients with early parkinsonism, in three studies totaling ...
Ronald F. Pfeiffer, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Manuchair Ebadi, 2004
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The Prokaryotes: Vol. 1: Symbiotic Associations, ...
The annual world production of L-DOPA is around 250 tons. L-DOPA (the precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine) is useful as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. It had been mainly produced by a chemical synthetic method that included ...
Martin Dworkin, Stanley Falkow, 2006
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Birth, Life and Death of Dopaminergic Neurons in the ...
Our experiments demonstrated that a single intranigral administration of L-DOPA induced nigrostriatal dopaminergic destruction similar to that inflicted by MPTP. Analyses of TH protein expression revealed that L-DOPA caused a re- duction in  ...
Giuseppe di Giovanni, Vincenzo Di Matteo, Ennio Esposito, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «L-DOPA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term L-dopa is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fishing for new ways to stop Parkinson's, a researcher makes big …
The main treatment, l-dopa, was developed 50 years ago; even though it can ease the symptoms of Parkinson's, it does nothing to stop the ... «Medical Xpress, Jul 15»
2
High Dopamine Levels Boost Risky-Decision Making
These findings are in line with previous reports that suggest dopamine drugs, such as L-DOPA, are connected to compulsive gambling in ... «Parkinson's News Today, Jul 15»
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PARKINSON'S DISEASE NEWS
Whether the initial treatment for Parkinson's disease should consist of L-dopa, dopamine agonists, or MAO B inhibitors is uncertain. «Parkinson's Disease News, Jul 15»
4
Boosting Levels of Dopamine May Increase Risk-Taking
Also, after receiving L-DOPA, participants chose more risky options regardless of how much larger the potential reward was compared to the ... «PsychCentral.com, Jul 15»
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Amarantus Bioscience Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:AMBS) Gets A New …
It also has the potential to treat patients who suffer from “L-DOPA” induced dyskinesia. The new patent will help Amarantus to expand its ... «Journal Transcript, Jul 15»
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Trader's Watch List: Code Rebel Corp (NASDAQ:CDRB), Acorda …
... an inhaled levodopa (L-dopa) under development for the episodic treatment of OFF episodes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), was ... «Stock Transcript, Jul 15»
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Dopamine makes gamblers take bigger risks
Previous research has linked drugs that increase dopamine, such as L-DOPA, with compulsive gambling in Parkinson's disease patients. «Health24, Jul 15»
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Investors Are Watching: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR …
... Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) announced that data from a Phase 2b clinical trial of CVT-301, an inhaled levodopa (L-dopa) ... «Stock Transcript, Jul 15»
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Parkinson's drug found to encourage the risk-taking behaviour of …
The drug levodopa or L-dopa, which is prescribed to patients with Parkinson's, has already been linked with changes in compulsive behaviour ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Supplements seized
The products contained a combination of ingredients synephrine/ephedrine/ephedra, caffeine and L-dopa, which can cause serious health ... «Airdrie Echo, Jul 15»
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« EDUCALINGO. L-Dopa [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/l-dopa>. Feb 2019 ».
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