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carbidopa

Pronunciation: kar′bi-dō′pă

Definition: A dopa decarboxylase inhibitor that does not enter the brain used in conjunction with levodopa in the treatment of Parkinson disease to reduce L-dopa dosage and mitigate side effects.

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