[meth-uh l-doh-puh]

noun Pharmacology.

a white powder, C10H13NO4, used in the treatment of hypertension.

Origin of methyldopa

First recorded in 1950–55; methyl- + dopa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for methyldopa



a drug used to treat hypertension. Formula: C 10 H 13 NO 4

Word Origin for methyldopa

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




A drug used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
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