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be′ta block`er

or be′ta-block`er,

any of a group of drugs that interfere with the ability of adrenaline to stimulate the beta receptors of the heart.
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

beta blocker

n. beta bloqueador, agente que bloquea la acción de la epinefrina.
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Despite research that shows beta blocker use is not associated with lower cardiovascular risks, the medications are effective in other ways.
After taking into consideration certain patient characteristics (such as weight and smoking status) and other factors that might influence the results, the researchers found no link between beta blocker use and colorectal cancer risk.
In diabetics, a rapid heartbeat often is a warning sign of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)--if you are diabetic and take a beta blocker, it is important to be aware that you may not experience this warning sign and that you need to compensate for it by carefully monitoring your blood sugar.
The researchers also found that a type of heart medication called a beta blocker appeared to protect patients from the Monday surge in arrhythmias.
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London, May 13 (ANI): A new research led by Dundee University has suggested that beta blocker drugs, usually prescribed for heart diseases, may also help sufferers of chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
If you are taking a beta blocker, report all side effects, such as fatigue and impotence, to your doctor and discuss alternate treatments or dosages.
These included a diuretic (water pill), a beta blocker, an alpha blocker, a calcium antagonist, and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
Everitt of the Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia offer evidence that may clear the shadow of depression from the beta blocker story.
Conclusion: Based on the analysis of baseline medications use in A-HeFT, BiDil was superior to placebo with or without beta blocker or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE-I) use.
Alderman and Laragh add that beta blocker drugs did not appear to lower the risk of heart attack in their study.
Dual-source CT technology is enabling physicians at Mayo Clinic and NYUMC to perform cardiac exams on patients with heart rates of 100 beats per minute and more without the need to slow a patient's heart with beta blocker medications, as was required with previous CT systems.