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Alpha Adrenergic Central Agonist

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Alpha Adrenergic Central Agonist, Central Adrenergic Agonist, Methyl-Dopa, Methyldopa, Aldomet, Guanabenz, Wytensin

  • Mechanism
  1. See Alpha Adrenergic Receptor
  2. Bind vasomotor receptors to inhibit sympathetic outflow
    1. Decreases peripheral vascular resistance (and Blood Pressure)
    2. Decreases Heart Rate
  • Preparations
  1. Clonidine (Catapres)
  2. Methyl-Dopa (Aldomet)
  3. Guanabenz (Wytensin)