Centrally acting adrenergic drugs

Centrally acting adrenergic drugs act at the brain level in order to reduce the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. They cause a decrease in blood pressure by reducing the heart rate and the amount of blood pumped with each beat.

Examples of centrally acting adrenergic drugs: clonidine, methyldopa.

See also: Centrally acting sympatholytics.

Cardiovascular drug groups:

Diuretics | Beta Blockers | Calcium Channel Blockers | ACE Inhibitors | Centrally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Peripherally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Nitrates | Hypolipidemic Agents | Cardiac Glycosides | Antithrombotics

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