alpha-adrenergic


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al·pha-ad·re·ner·gic

 (ăl′fə-ăd′rə-nûr′jĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being an alpha-receptor.

al•pha-ad•ren•er•gic

(ˈæl fəˌæd rəˈnɜr dʒɪk)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or designating an alpha receptor.
[1965–70]
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In the case of antidepressants, tricyclics might increase the risk of falls and fractures by blocking alpha-adrenergic, [H.
In the case of antidepressants, tricyclics might increase the risk of falls and fractures by blocking alpha-adrenergic, H , and M3 receptors, while SSRIs are thought to reduce bone mass through selective blockade of 5-HTT.
Use of alpha-adrenergic inhibitors in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and implications on sexual function.
Options include the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline (31); alpha-adrenergic agonists or antagonists (donidine, terazosin); and anti-muscarinic medications (benztropine, atropine, trihexyphenidyl, glycopyrrolate) (Table 2 (31)).
Although the amount reaching the systemic circulation was not provided by the manufacturers for these three agents, a caution was placed on phenylephrine stating that systemic absorption, although rare, might cause alpha-adrenergic effects, such as a rise in blood pressure and reflex atropine-sensitive bradycardia.
7 The optimization of this patient begins with alpha-adrenergic blockers (doxazosin and phenoxybenzamine), but faced with little improvement in myocardial contractility and instability of arterial pressure, magnesium sulfate is introduced starting in the acute crisis and during the surgical process up until the complete removal of the flow from the pheochromocytoma, ensuring a maximum level of magnesemia of 4.
Serotonin directly causes vasoconstriction and positive inotropic effects mediated through the alpha-adrenergic receptor.
Estrogen increases the alpha-adrenergic receptors on smooth muscle.
Some medications commonly used to reduce blood pressure are diuretics, angiotension-converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-adrenergic blockers, calcium antagonists and alpha-adrenergic blockers.
These can include trying a different stimulant or using a nonstimulant such as atomoxetine or an alpha-adrenergic agonist.
According to experimental data, it can be noted that usage of blockers caused the inhibition of alpha-adrenergic receptors by hydrazine in chronic intoxications.
A Cochrane Systematic Review of alpha-adrenergic drugs for treatment of female stress UI included 22 randomized and quasi-experimental studies, 11 of which were cross-over trials (Alhasso, Glazner, Pickard, & N'Dow, 2010).