levorotatory enantiomer

levorotatory enantiomer

[‚lē·vō′rōt·ə‚tȯr·e ə¦nan·tē¦ō·mər]
(organic chemistry)
An optically active substance that rotates the plane of plane-polarized light counterclockwise. Symbolized l. Abbreviated levo.
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Levosulpiride is the levorotatory enantiomer of sulpiride and it is a substituted benzamide, has very recently been launched in India.
154) Once separated, it was determined that the dextrorotatory enantiomer imparted all of the beneficial antiplatelet activity, while the levorotatory enantiomer imparted all of the neurotoxicity of the racemate.
In addition to the expected analgesic effects, appellant's claimed levorotatory enantiomer showed none of the addictiveness that would normally be anticipated for this series.