alpha-adrenergic blocker


alpha-adrenergic blocker

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  • alpha-adrenergic blocker — noun any of various drugs that block alpha adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder • Syn: ↑alpha blocker, ↑alpha blocker, ↑alpha adrenergic blocking agent • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Alpha-1 blocker — Alpha 1 blockers (also called alpha adrenergic blocking agents) constitute a variety of drugs which block α1 adrenergic receptors in arteries and smooth muscles.IndicationsThese drugs may be used to treat: * benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)cite …   Wikipedia

  • Alpha-2 blocker — Although alpha blocker generally refers to α1 blockers, there are also α2 blockers, which are antagonists to the α2 adrenergic receptor. They are mainly used in research, finding little clinical application.ExamplesExamples include… …   Wikipedia

  • alpha-adrenergic blocking agent — noun any of various drugs that block alpha adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder • Syn: ↑alpha blocker, ↑alpha blocker, ↑alpha adrenergic blocker • Hypernyms: ↑blocker …   Useful english dictionary

  • alpha blocker — (alpha adrenergic blocker) a drug that prevents the stimulation of alpha adrenergic receptors at the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system by noradrenaline and adrenaline: it therefore causes widening of arteries (vasodilatation) and a… …   Medical dictionary

  • alpha blocker — alpha adrenergic blocker a drug that prevents the stimulation of alpha adrenoceptors at the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system by noradrenaline and adrenaline: it therefore causes relaxation of smooth muscle, including widening of… …   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

  • alpha-blocker — noun any of various drugs that block alpha adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder • Syn: ↑alpha blocker, ↑alpha adrenergic blocker, ↑alpha adrenergic blocking agent •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alpha blocker — noun any of various drugs that block alpha adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder • Syn: ↑alpha blocker, ↑alpha adrenergic blocker, ↑alpha adrenergic blocking agent •… …   Useful english dictionary


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