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Chemical Levodopa

Name Levodopa
Equivalent Terms 3 Hydroxy L tyrosine | 3-Hydroxy-L-tyrosine | Dopaflex | Dopar | L 3,4 Dihydroxyphenylalanine | L-3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine | Larodopa | L Dopa | L-Dopa | Levopa
Definition The naturally occurring form of DIHYDROXYPHENYLALANINE and the immediate precursor of DOPAMINE. Unlike dopamine itself, it can be taken orally and crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is rapidly taken up by dopaminergic neurons and converted to DOPAMINE. It is used for the treatment of PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS and is usually given with agents that inhibit its conversion to dopamine outside of the central nervous system.
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MeSH® ID D007980
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ChemicalsOrganic Chemicals Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Amines Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Catecholamines Has associated genes Has associated diseases Dihydroxyphenylalanine Has associated genes Has associated diseases Levodopa Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Levodopa Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine 3-O-sulfate
  3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine 4-O-sulfate
  4-(2-acetamido-3-ethoxy-3-oxopropyl)-1,2-phenylene diacetate
  5-hydroxy-2-iodotyrosine
  5-S-glutathionyl-beta-alanyl-L-DOPA
  Ac-LD(Ac)2-Gly-Pro-Glu(OMe)-OMe
  ACS 84
  benserazide, levodopa drug combination Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  BL-1023
  carbidopa, levodopa drug combination Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  desoxyfructo-L-DOPA
  etilevodopa Has associated diseases
  isopropyl 2-(2-amino-2-methylpropanamido)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate
  L-3-(3-hydroxy-4-pivaloyloxyphenyl)alanine Has associated diseases
  L-3,4-(dioxyphenylacetyl)phenylalanine
  L-DOPA-glucoside
  levodopa 2,2-dimethylcyclopentyl ester
  levodopa-2,6-dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin
  levodopa 4-hydroxybutyl ester
  levodopa butyl ester
  levodopa cyclohexyl ester
  levodopa cyclopentyl ester
  levodopa ethylester
  levodopa isopropyl ester
  levodopa methyl ester Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  (O,O-diacetyl)-L-Dopa-methylester fumaric diamide
  (O,O-diacetyl)-L-Dopa-methylester maleic diamide
  ((O,O-diacetyl)-L-dopa-methylester)succinyldiamide
  pyroglutamyl-L-DOPA-proline
  sirio
  Stalevo Has associated diseases