beta-adrenergic blocker

(redirected from Betablocker)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

beta-adrenergic blocker

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beta-adrenergic blocker - any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmiabeta-adrenergic 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence states that all patients with heart failure caused by problems with the left side of their heart, should be considered for treatment with a drug called an ACE inhibitor and, for those whose condition has been stabilised, betablocker therapy.
Betablocker effects on plasma lipids during prolonged treatment of hypertensive patients with hypercholesterolemia.
He was demoted to staff nurse and three months later gave a patient the betablocker atenolol when they should not have been given it.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston now report that a small group of adult autistics have shown moderate to marked drops in similar behavior, such as head-banging and unprovoked attacks on others, thanks to betablocker treatment.
6) However, concomitant use of other medications could have been a factor because 39%, 28%, and 73% of patients in the irbesartan group and 40%, 29%, and 73% in the placebo group were taking an ACEI, spironolactone, or a betablocker, respectively.
Interestingly, the association of betablocker use with all-cause mortality and risk of exacerbation of COPD also remained in patients who were taking two or more pulmonary drugs or who were using inhaled beta-2 sympathicomimetics or anticholinergic agents," the investigators noted.
He takes a daily aspirin, the betablocker drug flecainide every two days and a twice daily dose of a homeopathic stress-relieving tablet.
Patients had to be on a stable drug regimen, and most were on current standard therapy, including 720% on a betablocker and 38% on an aldosterone blocker; 70% had class II heart failure and 30% had class III.
In the present issue of the Anatolian Journal of Cardiology, Gunes and colleagues have evaluated the effects of a new generation betablocker, nebivolol, in a population of patients with coronary slow flow (15), undergoing coronary angiography because of suspected coronary artery disease (angina and/or positive exercise testing).
With intense anticoagulation, antiplatelet and betablocker therapy, dissection and thrombus in right coronary artery healed without any residual sequelae (Fig.
Your doctor may suggest a betablocker drug after examining you for other conditions.