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A beta-hydroxylated derivative of phenylalanine. The D-form of dihydroxyphenylalanine has less physiologic activity than the L-form and is commonly used experimentally to determine whether the pharmacological effects of levodopa are stereospecific.
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  • 3, 4-dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine
  • 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine
  • beta-hydroxytyrosine
  • dopa (dihydroxyphenylalanine)
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