methyldopa

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meth·yl·do·pa

 (mĕth′əl-dō′pə)
n.
A drug, C10H13NO4, used to treat hypertension.

methyldopa

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

meth•yl•do•pa

(ˌmɛθ əlˈdoʊ pə)

n.
a white powder, C10H13NO4, used in the treatment of hypertension.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

methyldopa

n metildopa
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She was put on three antihypertensive medications [Extended release nifedipine 20 mg once daily, metoprolol 50 mg twice daily and alpha methyldopa 500 mg twice daily] along with prednisolone 40 mg once a day, dual antiplatelets [Aspirin and clopidogrel] and pantoprazole.
5 mg once daily, metoprolol 50 mg twice daily and alpha methyldopa 500 mg twice daily] along with 40 mg of prednisolone and pantoprazole with the plan of axillary artery stenting as a staged procedure.
These drags include the major tranquilizers trifluoperazine (Stelazine) and haloperidol (Haldol); metoclopramide (Reglan), used to treat gastroesophageal reflux and the nausea caused by certain cancer drugs; and less often, alpha methyldopa and reserpine, used to control hypertension.