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al′pha-block`er


n.
any of various substances that interfere with the action of the alpha-receptors.
al′pha-block`ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Efficacy and safety of desmopression "add-on" therapy in men with persistent nocturia under alpha blocker monotherapy for LUTS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
The results from this study demonstrate that addition of tadalafil to existing alpha blocker significantly improved LUTS and QoL in men with BPH/LUTS.
So the aim in this study was to elucidate the broader role of alpha blocker not only in rate of stone clearance but its effect on clearance time, pain, steinstrasse and auxiliary procedure required, after ESWL for renal calculi.
Urimax (Tamsulosin) is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder neck and prostate.
Kissei rapidly established robust growth of URIEF, which is now the second largest selling alpha blocker in Japan.
Although commonly prescribed to treat chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, alfuzosin (Uroxatral), a member of a class of drugs known as alpha blockers, did not significantly reduce symptoms in recently diagnosed men who had not previously used an alpha blocker, according to a study published Dec.
The study found that 73 percent of men with an enlarged prostate and overactive bladder who were given Detrol LA and an alpha blocker called doxazosin reported improved symptoms.
A five-year, multicenter study provided the first scientific evidence that combining the alpha blocker doxazosin (Cardura[R]) with the drug finasteride (Proscar[R]) was significantly more effective than using either treatment alone, said Dr.
Alpha blocker drug treatment Alpha blocker drugs are taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day.
These included a diuretic (water pill), a beta blocker, an alpha blocker, a calcium antagonist, and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.