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Alpha-Adrenergic Blocker

Definition of the noun alpha-adrenergic blocker

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noun

  1. any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder

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Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2008)

by Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran

alpha blocker (alpha-adrenergic blocker) n. 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 relaxes smooth muscle, causing (among other ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

alpha blocker (alpha-adrenergic blocker) a drug that prevents the stimulation of alpha- adrenergic receptors at the nerve rived from a donor of the same species as the recipient but with different *histocompatibility. allograft (homograft) n. a living tissue or organ graft between two members ofthe same species: for example. a heart transplant from one person to another. Such grafts will not survive unless the recipient ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

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 arteries (vasodilatation) and a drop in blood pressure. Alpha blockers include *doxazosin, *phentolamine, * phenoxybenzamine, ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

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 arteries (vasodilatation) and a drop in blood pressure. Alpha blockers include *doxazosin, *phentolamine, * phenoxybenzamine, ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

alpha-adrenergic blocker see alpha blocker. alpha-amanitin Mycology, a type of amanatin poison found in mushrooms belonging to the genus Amanita. alpha amylase Enzymology. an endoamylase that catalyzes the random hydrolysis of starch molecules at (1-4) glycosidic bonds. alpha and beta cutoffs Artificial Intelligence, in alpha/beta search, threshold values that allow unpromising ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

alpha-adrenergic blocker /álfo ádro nür'jik/ a drug used to treat high blood pressure that blocks alpha receptors in arteries and smooth muscle, resulting in lowered blood pressure and a decrease in the symptoms of fright, such as sweating, ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

1, 1974; Assigned to Centre Europeen de Recherches Mauvernay, Riom, France AMOSULALOL HYDROCHLORIDE Therapeutic Function: Alpha-adrenergic blocker, Beta- adrenergic blocker, Antihypertensive Chemical Amoproxan hydrochloride 293.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health (2016)

or doxazosin (an alpha-adrenergic blocker). The doxazosin arm was prematurely terminated due to an increased risk of heart failure compared to chlorthalidone noted during an interim ...

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