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Which of the following antihypersensitive agents indirectly stimulates adrenoceptors via its actions as a false neurotransmitter?



A. Methyldopa
B. Prazosin
C. Esmolol
D. Hydralazine
E. Clonidine
Asked by Jayden, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Methyldopa-learning objective: describe the mechanisms of actions of antihypertensive drugs.answer: amethyldopa is taken up by the adrenergic neurons and converted to alpha-methylnorepinephrine which is an alpha2 adrenoceptor agonist. this activates alpha2 adrenoceptors in the nucleus tractus solitarius and in the rostral ventrolateral medulla, leading to decreased peripheral vascular resistance. b) prazosin is an antagonist that directly blocks alpha1 adrenoceptors. c) esmolol is an...Read More
 

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