Antihypertensive metabolites of alpha-methyldopa.

Abstract

alpha-Methyldopa acts through a metabolite in the central nervous system. Of the three metabolites most prominently considered as potential mediators of alpha-methyldopa hypotension--alpha-methyldopamine, alpha-methylnorepinephrine (MNE), and alpha-methylepinephrine (ME)--ME is the most potent depressor agent following intravenous infusion into rats… (More)

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