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A crystalline vasodilator, C19H21N5O4, used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat hypertension.

[p(ipe)raz(ine) + perhaps alteration of ox(y)- + (quinazol)in(e), one of its constituents.]
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Noun1.prazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
alpha blocker, alpha-adrenergic blocker, alpha-adrenergic blocking agent, alpha-blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure


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35) The presence of high norepinephrine levels in some patients with recurrent methamphetamine psychosis suggests that drugs that block norepinephrine receptors, such as prazosin or propranolol, might be of therapeutic benefit if they are shown to be effective in controlled clinical trials.
Prazosin, typically used to managing nightmares tied to PTSD, received a "suggest against" recommendation, in part because of the discovery of a publication bias, according to Dr.
Mysliwiec said some who suffer from TSD have benefited from being treated with prazosin, a sympatholytic drug also used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
Prazosin has also been found to be helpful in decreasing nightmares related to the trauma.
As the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma was considered, the more traditionally used prazosin was commenced.
Emerging PTSD literature has identified three relatively commonly used medications that medical-surgical nurses administer, depending on the type of patients cared for on the unit: prazosin, acetylcysteine, and ketamine.
Other drug classes that have been used in Raynaud's include phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (fluoxetine), angiotensin II-receptor blockers (losarian), prazosin and pentoxifylline.
X-ray changes, ECG abnormalities, administration of inotropes, time interval between sting and prazosin administration, clinical classification based on Abroug's classification and duration of hospital stay were also recorded.
The driver alleged that the prescription medication prazosin caused him to lose control.
Prazosin has been shown to reduce both frequency and severity of nightmares in patients who meet diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (strength of recommendation: A, systematic review of randomized controlled trials [RCTs]).
Blood pressure should be controlled, if necessary, using safe drugs such as methyldopa, labetalol, diltiazem, clonidine and prazosin.
Current VHA CPGs recognize prazosin as an evidence-based treatment for traumatic nightmares, but there are few efficacy trials involving prazosin in the global treatment of PTSD [2,4-5].