dopa


dopa

noun Biochemistry.

  1. an amino acid, C9H11NO4, formed from tyrosine in the liver during melanin and epinephrine biosynthesis: the L-dopa isomer is converted in the brain to dopamine.

noun

  1. See L-dopa

n.

  1. Dihydroxyphenylalanine; an amino acid formed in the liver from tyrosine and converted to dopamine in the brain.

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