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Levodopa

"Levodopa" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Levodopa" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Levodopa" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 123 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2009 and 2010
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