beta-adrenergic blocker


beta-adrenergic blocker

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  • beta-adrenergic blocker — noun any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system • Syn: ↑beta blocker, ↑beta blocking agent, ↑beta… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-adrenergic blocker — see beta blocker …   Medical dictionary

  • beta-adrenergic blocking agent — noun any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system • Syn: ↑beta blocker, ↑beta blocking agent, ↑beta… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blocker, beta adrenergic — A class of drugs, also more simply called beta blockers, that block beta adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the sympathetic portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. By blocking the action of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Beta adrenergic blocking drugs — A class of drugs, also called beta blockers, that block beta adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the sympathetic portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. By blocking the action of the sympathetic… …   Medical dictionary

  • Beta blocker — Beta blockers Drug class Skeletal formula of propranolol, the first clinically successful beta blocker ATC code C07 …   Wikipedia

  • beta blocker — beta adrenergic blocker a drug that prevents stimulation of the beta adrenoceptors at the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system. Blockade of β1 receptors causes a decrease in heart rate and force; blockade of β2 receptors causes… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • blocker — noun 1. a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play • Derivationally related forms: ↑block • Hypernyms: ↑football player, ↑footballer 2. a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta blocker — noun any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system • Syn: ↑beta blocking agent, ↑beta adrenergic blocker,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beta blocker — A class of drugs that block beta adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the sympathetic portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. By blocking the action of the sympathetic nervous system on the heart,… …   Medical dictionary


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