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methyldopa

[meth-uh l-doh-puh]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a white powder, C10H13NO4, used in the treatment of hypertension.
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Origin of methyldopa

First recorded in 1950–55; methyl- + dopa
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British Dictionary definitions for methyldopa

methyldopa

noun
  1. a drug used to treat hypertension. Formula: C 10 H 13 NO 4
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Word Origin

C20: from methyl + d (ihydr) o (xy) p (henyl) a (lanine)
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methyldopa in Medicine

methyldopa

(mĕth′əl-dōpə)
n.
  1. A drug used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
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