alpha blocker

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any of various substances that interfere with the action of the alpha-receptors.
al′pha-block`ing, adj.
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Noun1.alpha blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptorsalpha blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
Minipress, prazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
Hytrin, terazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
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Two types of blood pressure medications alpha blockers and alpha 2 agonist show increased variability in blood pressure measurements between doctor visits, which is associated with an increased risk of death, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.
1,2) Guidelines from the 8th Joint National Committee (JNC8) on the management of high BP, released in 2014, recommend beta-blockers, alpha blockers, or aldosterone antagonists (AAs) as equivalent choices for a fourth-line agent.
65] who were initially managed by alpha blockers or 5-Alphareductase inhibitors and the ineffective symptomatic results and unaffected IPSS prompted the addition of PDE5 Inhibitor.
It was recommended to review LUTS symptoms in patients taking alpha blockers 4 to 6 weeks and then every 6 to 12 months.
Complication rates of 127 surgical procedures performed in rheumatic patients receiving tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers.
Acute urinary retention previously considered as an absolute indication for surgery is now being challenged by alpha blockers.
1 Recently many agents such as calcium channel blockers, corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and alpha blockers have been used to facilitate stone passage along the ureter.
prescription drug use of alpha blockers, beta blockers, beta agonists and others;
Patients in whom alpha blockers were administered due to the growth of postoperative adenoma and who had been operated on due to urethral stricture, bladder neck contracture or a growing adenoma were also noted and recorded.
The two main classes of BPH drugs: alpha blockers like Flomax and UroXatral, which relax the muscles of the bladder neck and prostate, and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Proscar and Avodart, which lower levels of hormones produced by the prostate.
Following are chapters pertaining to ACE inhibitors, alcohol, alpha blockers, anesthetics and neuromuscular blockers, analgesics, and so on, through antivirals, beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers, supplements and vitamins, tricyclics and related antidepressants, thyroid hormones, and urological drugs--a total of 37 categories.
This treatment benefit compares favourably with the mean-symptom-score improvement typically found after three months for currently approved BPH medications such as alpha blockers and five-alpha reductase inhibitors (in the three- to five-point range).