a-methyl-para-tyrosine

α-methyl-para-tyrosine

[¦al·fə ′meth·əl ¦par·ə ′tī·rə‚sēn]
(organic chemistry)
C10H13NO3 A crystalline compound which acts as the inhibitor of the first and rate-limiting reaction in the biosynthesis of catecholamine; used as an inhibitor of tyrosine hydroxylase.