benserazide

Type: Term Pronunciation: ben-ser′ă-zīd Definitions: 1. An l-aromatic amino acid decarboxylase (dopa decarboxylase) inhibitor resembling carbidopa in action; given in combination with levodopa as an antiparkinsonian regimen. The benserazide prevents peripheral destruction of levodopa and thus reduces cardiovascular side effects of t...
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benserazide

<chemical> An inhibitor of dopa decarboxylase that does not enter the central nervous system. It is often given with levodopa in the treatment of parkinsonism to prevent the conversion of levodopa to dopamine in the periphery, thereby increasing the amount that reaches the central nervous system and reducing the required dose. It has no antip...
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benserazide

(ben-serĀ“ә-zīd) an inhibitor of the decarboxylation of peripheral levodopa to dopamine, having actions similar to those of carbidopa. When given with levodopa, benserazide produces higher brain concentrations of dopamine with lower doses of levodopa, thus lessening the side effects seen with higher doses. It is use...
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