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Levodopa MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Levodopa
Tree Number(s)
D02.092.311.200.480
D02.455.426.559.389.657.166.175.200.480
D12.125.072.050.685.400.500
D12.125.072.050.875.130.500
Unique ID
D007980
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007980
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
3-Hydroxy-L-tyrosine
Dopaflex
Dopar
L-3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine
L-Dopa
Larodopa
Levopa
Pharm Action
Antiparkinson Agents
Dopamine Agents
Registry Number
46627O600J
NLM Classification #
WK 725
Previous Indexing
Dopa (1966-1974)
See Also
Dopamine
Public MeSH Note
75; was see DOPA 1972-74
Online Note
search DOPA 1972-74
History Note
75; was see DOPA 1972-74
Date Established
1975/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Levodopa Preferred
Levopa Narrower
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