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