α-methyl-l-tyrosine, an inhibitor of catecholamine synthesis used to control hypertensive attacks in pheochromocytoma.
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An inhibitor of tyrosine hydroxylase and therefore a powerful inhibitor of catecholamine synthesis; used for controlling the manifestations of pheochromocytoma, in preoperative preparation, or in instances where surgical resection is contraindicated or incomplete.
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