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Substance Name: Methyldopa [USAN:USP:INN:BAN:JAN]
RN: 41372-08-1
UNII: 56LH93261Y
InChIKey: YKFCISHFRZHKHY-NGQGLHOPSA-N

Note

  • An alpha-2 adrenergic agonist that has both central and peripheral nervous system effects. Its primary clinical use is as an antihypertensive agent.

Molecular Formula

  • C10-H13-N-O4.3/2H2-O

Molecular Weight

  • 476.476
 

Classification Codes

  • Adrenergic Agents
  • Adrenergic Agonists
  • Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
  • Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
  • Antihypertensive
  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Cardiovascular Agents
  • Neurotransmitter Agents
  • Peripheral Nervous System Agents
  • Reproductive Effect
  • Sympatholytics
  • Tumor Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Methyldopa [USAN:USP:INN:BAN:JAN]

MeSH Heading

  • Methyldopa

Synonyms

  • Aldomet
  • alpha-Methyldopa sesquihydrate
  • CCRIS 1662
  • Hyperpax
  • L-3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-2-methylalanine sesquihydrate
  • Methyl dopa sesquihydrate
  • Methyldopa
  • Methyldopa 1.5-wasser
  • Methyldopa sequihydrate
  • MK-351
  • NSC 760080
  • UNII-56LH93261Y

Systematic Names

  • alpha-Methyldopa sesquihydrate
  • L-Tyrosine, 3-hydroxy-alpha-methyl-, hydrate (2:3)
  • L-Tyrosine, 3-hydroxy-alpha-methyl-, sesquihydrate

Superlist Name

  • Methyldopa sesquihydrate

Mixture Names

  • Aldoclor
  • Aldoril

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 41372-08-1

FDA UNII

  • 56LH93261Y

System Generated Number

  • 0041372081

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • C10-H13-N-O4.3/2H2-O

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C10-H13-N-O4
  • COMPONENT
  • H2-O

Structure Descriptors

InChI

InChI=1S/2C10H13NO4.3H2O/c2*1-10(11,9(14)15)5-6-2-3-7(12)8(13)4-6;;;/h2*2-4,12-13H,5,11H2,1H3,(H,14,15);3*1H2/t2*10-;;;/m00.../s1

InChIKey

YKFCISHFRZHKHY-NGQGLHOPSA-N

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O.O.O.C[C@](N)(Cc1ccc(O)c(O)c1)C(=O)O.C[C@](N)(Cc2ccc(O)c(O)c2)C(=O)O