meth·​yl·​do·​pa ˌme-thəl-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce methyldopa (audio)
: a drug C10H13NO4 used to lower blood pressure

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of methyldopa was in 1954

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“Methyldopa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


meth·​yl·​do·​pa ˌmeth-əl-ˈdō-pə How to pronounce methyldopa (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug C10H13NO4

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