Pronunciation: (dō'pu), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dopa.html on line 73 [key]
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. Cf. levodopa.
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