dopa dopa  /ˈdoʊ pə/


  • (n) amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain


  1. As a result, L-dopa, although subject to unprecedented safeguards because of its undesirable side effects, now becomes available for general prescription use.
  2. Pharmacologists have been searching for 30 years for a drug to combine effectively with L-dopa and mute the turbocharger effect, but none has emerged.
  3. A major pharmaceutical company agreed to mass-produce dopa for wider testing and, eventually, for general prescription use.



  • "Blocking the dopamine D1 receptor is not a treatment option for L-DOPA-induced side effects, since it would diminish the therapeutic efficiency of L-DOPA," says Greengard, who is Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular...
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Paul Greengard Source:

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