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be′ta block`er

or be′ta-block`er,


n.
any of a group of drugs that interfere with the ability of adrenaline to stimulate the beta receptors of the heart.
[1975–80]
be′ta-block`ing, adj.
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Noun1.beta blocker - any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmiabeta blocker - 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
acebutolol, Sectral - an oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension
atenolol, Tenormin - an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
carvedilol - beta blocker that can reduce the progression of heart failure in individuals whose disease is not advanced
Brevibloc, esmolol - intravenous beta blocker (trade name Brevibloc) that acts for only a short time; used primarily for cardiac arrhythmias
Lopressor, metoprolol - beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
Corgard, nadolol - a beta-adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina
pindolol, Visken - an oral beta blocker (trade name Visken) used in treating hypertension
Inderal, propanolol - the first beta blocker (trade name Inderal) used in treating hypertension and angina pectoris and essential tremor
Blocadren, timolol - a beta blocker (trade name Blocadren) administered after heart attacks
Translations
beta-blokátor
Betabloker

beta blocker

n. beta bloqueador, agente que bloquea la acción de la epinefrina.
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