alpha-adrenergic blocking agent

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alpha-adrenergic blocking agent

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Noun1.alpha-adrenergic blocking agent - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptorsalpha-adrenergic blocking agent - 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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A pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic assessment of a new alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist, doxazosin (UK33274) in normotensive subjects.
Most of the drugs have an antimuscarinic effect, but antidepressants, vasopressin analogues and alpha-adrenoceptor antagonists, beta-adrenoceptor agonists are also used.

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