ALPHA (AMINOETHYL) 4 HYDROXYBENZENEMETHANOL
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Definitions of ALPHA (AMINOETHYL) 4 HYDROXYBENZENEMETHANOL
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An alpha-adrenergic sympathomimetic amine, biosynthesized from tyramine in the CNS and platelets and also in invertebrate nervous systems. It is used to treat hypotension and as a cardiotonic. The natural D (-) form is more potent than the L (+) form in producing cardiovascular adrenergic responses. It is also a neurotransmitter in some invertebrates.
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