Medical Definition of Alpha-methyltyrosine

1. An inhibitor of the enzyme tyrosine 3-monooxygenase, and consequently of the synthesis of catecholamines. It is used to control the symptoms of excessive sympathetic stimulation in patients with pheochromocytoma and decreases the frequency and severity of hypertensive attacks and related symptoms in most patients. (martindale, the extra pharmacopoeia, 30th ed) Pharmacological action: enzyme inhibitors. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alpha-methyltyrosine

alpha-ketoglutaramic acid
alpha-ketoglutarate
alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex
alpha-ketoglutarate permease
alpha-ketoisocaproate oxygenase
alpha-ketosuccinamic acid
alpha-l-iduronidase
alpha-lactam
alpha-lactams
alpha-lactyl-thiamin pyrophosphate
alpha-linolenic acid
alpha-lipoprotein
alpha-macroglobulins
alpha-mannosidase
alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase
alpha-methyltyrosine (current term)
alpha-msh
alpha-naphthol
alpha-naphthol test
alpha-naphthylthiourea
alpha-neoagarooligosaccharide hydrolase
alpha-oxidation
alpha-pinene oxide lyase
alpha-prodine hydrochloride
alpha-ribazole
alpha-sarcin
alpha-streptococci
alpha-taxonomy

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