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|ATC code||C02 C02|
|Mol. mass||159.23 g/mol|
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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 blue cheese and beer, as this can lead to a hypertensive crisis.
- Murphy DL, Karoum F, Pickar D, et al. (1998). "Differential trace amine alterations in individuals receiving acetylenic inhibitors of MAO-A (clorgyline) or MAO-B (selegiline and pargyline)". J. Neural Transm. Suppl. 52: 39–48. PMID 9564606.
- Fuentes JA, Ordaz A, Neff NH (July 1979). "Central mediation of the antihypertensive effect of pargyline in spontaneously hypertensive rats". Eur. J. Pharmacol. 57 (1): 21–7. doi:10.1016/0014-2999(79)90099-2. PMID 477738.
- Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology: Autonomic Drug Profile handout, October 2006
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