angiotensin II receptor blocker


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angiotensin II receptor blocker

n. Abbr. ARB
Any of a class of drugs that reduce peripheral vascular resistance by inhibiting the action of the vasoconstrictor angiotensin II, used in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, and other cardiovascular disorders. Also called angiotensin receptor blocker, angiotensin II receptor antagonist.
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Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that blocks the binding of angiotensin II to the AT1 receptor in many tissues, such as vascular smooth muscle and the adrenal gland, thereby blocking its vasoconstrictor and aldosterone-secreting effects, concluded the company.
Avapro is an angiotensin II receptor blocker originally approved by the FDA in 1997 for use in treating hypertension.
Cozaar is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
In the US Entresto is now a standard therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) as an alternative to an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker, given together with a beta blocker and an aldosterone antagonist.
Micardis is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, indicated to treat hypertension, to decrease blood pressure and cardiovascular risk reduction in patients unable to take ACE inhibitors.
5 or 20 mg of olmesartan once daily, and those who weighed more were randomized to 5 or 40 mg of the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) daily for 3 weeks.
4 mm Hg) and decreased use of an ACE inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor blocker (67% vs.
The first agent for DN that has been approved in Japan, NU-LOTAN Tablets is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and is currently indicated for the treatment of DN in 59 countries worldwide.
Diovan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure.
Discovered by Takeda, azilsartan is a potent and lasting angiotensin II receptor blocker ("ARB") that lowers blood pressure by inhibiting the action of angiotensin II, a vasopressor hormone.

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