|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|ATC code||C02 C02LL01|
|Mol. mass||195.69 g/mol|
Pargyline is a monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitor. It functions by inhibiting the metabolism of catecholamines and tyramine within presynaptic nerve terminals. Patients taking pargyline must avoid concurrent consumption of tyramine-containing foods such as bleu cheese and beer, as this can lead to a hypertensive crisis.
- ↑ Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology: Autonomic Drug Profile handout, October 2006
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