alpha-adrenergic blocker


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alpha-adrenergic blocker

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Noun1.alpha-adrenergic blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptorsalpha-adrenergic blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
Minipress, prazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
Hytrin, terazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
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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.
TABLE 2 Antihypertensives and weight (3) Weight gain Weight neutral Alpha-adrenergic blockers ACE Inhibitors Beta-adrenergic blockers (atenolol, Angiotensin receptor blockers metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol) Beta-adrenergic blockers (carvedilol, nebivolol) CCBs Thiazides ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; CCBs, calcium channel blockers.