beta-adrenergic blocking agent


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beta-adrenergic blocking agent

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Noun1.beta-adrenergic blocking agent - any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmiabeta-adrenergic blocking agent - 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
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Since, these substances may trigger vasospasm; beta-adrenergic blocking agents should be avoided in such cases.
All of these therapies--angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta-adrenergic blocking agents (betablockers), aldosterone antagonists, hydralazine/ isosorbide dinitrate, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy--are effective in treating heart failure, with the benefits outweighing the risks.