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A drug, C10H13NO4, used to treat hypertension.


(Pharmacology) a drug used to treat hypertension. Formula: C10H13NO4
[C20: from methyl + d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine)]


(ˌmɛθ əlˈdoʊ pə)

a white powder, C10H13NO4, used in the treatment of hypertension.
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Noun1.methyldopa - antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressuremethyldopa - antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure


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Labetalol, methyldopa and nifedipine may be used for control of blood pressure, and low-dose acetylsalicylic acid should be considered to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia.
These drugs include gemfibrozil, cyclosporine, protease inhibitors, acetaminophen, amiodarone, carbamezapine, isoniazid, methotrexate, methyldopa, fluconazole, itraconazole, erythromycin, phenytoin, lovastatin, pravastatin, and other statin drugs.
Furosemide 20 months (18), after 1996 diagnosis Barlet 74 Chlorthalidone Alive for (19) , Hydralazine 24 years , 1983 after diagnosis in 1959 Haldane 74 Hydrochlorothiazide Alive for 6 (20) , Methyldopa years after , 1983 diagnosis Liberthson 72 N/A Died et al.
She was referred to a nephrologist because of these problems, and oral methyldopa was started for hypertension.
A comparison of no medication versus methyldopa or labetalol in chronic hypertension during pregnancy.
Centrally acting antihypertensive drugs, such us methyldopa, stimulate brain alpha-2 receptors to inhibit sympathetic outflow affecting cardiovascular activity and additionally exhibit a not intended sedative side effect (Oates and Brown 2001).
SAN FRANCISCO -- Results of nonstress tests in 112 pregnant women being treated for chronic hypertension from January 2003 to September 2007 did not differ significantly in patients on labetalol, compared with those on methyldopa, results of a retrospective study found.
Medicines labetalol and methyldopa are sometimes given to women suffering high blood pressure, including mild to moderate cases.
Training programme: Following the stress test and prior to the exercise training, all subjects in both the control and continuous groups were re-assessed by the physician and were prescribed with an antihypertensive drug; methyldopa (Aldomet) as necessary.
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64) Central [alpha]-2 agonists (clonidine) may cause peripheral vasoconstriction via crossover stimulation of peripheral postsynaptic [alpha]-1 receptors, (65) while sympatholytics such as methyldopa (66) may cause transient hypertensive exacerbation before their hypotensive effects become manifest.
Certain drugs-including chlorpromazine, hydralazine, isoniazid, methyldopa and procainamide-cause temporary lupus in susceptible individuals.