Definition of dopa noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dopa

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊ//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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a chemical which is present in the body, used to treat Parkinson’s disease Word Origin early 20th cent.: from German, acronym from the systematic name.
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