methyldopa/methyldopate

methyldopa/methyldopate

(meth´əldō´pə meth´əldō´pāt),
n brand name: Aldomet;
drug class: centrally acting antihypertensive;
action: stimulates central inhibitory α-adrenergic receptors or acts as a false transmitter, resulting in reduction of arterial pressure;
use: hypertension.