alpha-adrenergic


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Related to alpha-adrenergic: beta-adrenergic, alpha-adrenergic blockers

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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Only recently have we had Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments for the persistent facial erythema of rosacea, the alpha-adrenergic agonists brimonidine and oxymetazoline.
They also include adrenergic agents, with alpha-adrenergic blockers causing or contributing to urinary incontinence in women and alpha-adrenergic agonists--present in a vast number of OTC cold, sleep, and cough medications--being responsible for problems in men; drugs causing fluid accumulation, including the dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, NSAIDs, some Parkinson's agents, and gabapentin/pregabalin; and ACE inhibitors because of their side effect of cough.
Intraoperative hypotension in patients with long-term TCA treatment is usually a result of peripheral vasodilatation (alpha-adrenergic blockade) or myocardial contractility decrease (quinidine-like myocardial suppressant effect).[3] We present the case of an 87-year-old woman who has major depression under long-term TCA treatment and experienced severe intraoperative hypotension.
The usual therapy includes initial blockade of alpha-adrenergic receptors [8, 9]; beta-blockers are added after several days to ensure adequate alpha-adrenergic blockade.
Further, these results implied even if beta receptor function per se unaltered in cigarette smokers their down regulation of beta receptor may result in relative increase in alpha-adrenergic tone at any given catecholamine concentration.
Atzori, "Alpha-adrenergic receptors in auditory cue detection: alpha2 receptor blockade suppresses false alarm responding in the rat," Neuropharmacology, vol.
Maternal and fetal outcomes in patients with catecholamine-secreting tumors are greatly improved by early antenatal diagnosis and proper management with alpha-adrenergic blockade and sometimes antenatal surgical resection of the tumor [5, 6].
In the case of antidepressants, tricyclics might increase the risk of falls and fractures by blocking alpha-adrenergic, [H.sub.1], and [M.sub.3] receptors, while SSRIs are thought to reduce bone mass through selective blockade of 5-HTT.
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.

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