alpha blocker

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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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Urimax (Tamsulosin) is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder neck and prostate.
The cardiologist dogmatically ridiculed my suggestion that an alpha blocker ought to be resumed when large doses of 5 antihypertensive drugs failed to lower my pressure.
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.
THOUSAND OAKS - After three years of domination, La Reina's Jennifer Ryan has become accustomed to being the Alpha Blocker on any volleyball court she steps on.
These included a diuretic (water pill), a beta blocker, an alpha blocker, a calcium antagonist, and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
14] In a prospective, randomized and controlled study, Chau and colleagues evaluated 79 patients; in 4 patients they found an urgent need for urinary diversion; in 2 patients an alpha blocker (alfuzosine) intolerance; and 6 patients withdrew from the study due to non-attendance in follow-up visits.
The first group consisted of patients receiving diclofenac sodium and an alpha blocker, the second group of patients received diclofenac sodium and prednisolone.
The thiazide-type diuretic used in that study was not only found to provide superior protection against new-onset heart failure, but was also observed to be superior to the alpha blocker (doxazosin) in protecting against stroke, and to the ACE inhibitor (lisinopril) in protecting against stroke in blacks.
I have tried beta blockers and one alpha blocker, to no avail.
The FDA has approved only one alpha blocker for BPH -- terazosin (Hytrin).