[ meth-uh l-doh-puh ]
/ ˌmɛθ əlˈdoʊ pə /
a white powder, C10H13NO4, used in the treatment of hypertension.
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British Dictionary definitions for methyldopa
/ (ˌmiːθaɪlˈdəʊpə) /
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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Medical definitions for methyldopa
[ mĕth′əl-dō′pə ]
A drug used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
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