blocking agent

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Noun1.blocking agent - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological processblocking agent - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
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
beta blocker, beta-adrenergic blocker, beta-adrenergic blocking agent, beta-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
labetalol, labetalol hydrochloride, Normodyne, Trandate - antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
neuromuscular blocking agent - a substance that interferes with the neural transmission between motor neurons and skeletal muscles
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Table One: Sample list of neuromuscular blocking agents available in Canada Generic Name Common Trade Name atracurium Tracrium cisatracurium Nimbex mivacurium Mivacron pancuronium Pavulon succinylcholine ([dagger]) Quelicin ([dagger]) tubocurarine Tubarine vecuronium Norcuron ([dagger]) Depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent.
Furnishings--"Greener, non-fugitive blocking agent for flexible polyurethane foam," Jane G.
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Activated lactoferrin becomes a microbial blocking agent that interferes with microbial adhesion and colonization.
New research has found that the tiny shoots of sprouting broccoli contain a powerful blocking agent known as sulforaphane and sinigrin.
Phenol was first used as the blocking agent to cap the isocyanate groups of component A.
US: ultrasound; NMBA: neuromuscular blocking agent References in Appendix
Erucamide is used in films as a blocking agent. Erucamide is used on a large scale as polymer additive among all other applications.
Nebivolol BYSTOLIC) is reportedly a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent that is preferentially beta-1 selective up to and including the 10 mg dose and in extensive metabolizers.
These involved adding a related complementary flavor, citrus, as a sensory distraction; incorporating a bitterness blocking agent that neutralizes the taste buds; using an ingredient, taurine, to block bitterness; utilizing an enzyme to break down the peptide bonds of bitter components; and using cyclodextrins to form inclusion complexes with the bitter compounds, which mask the bitter taste.
A nondepolarising neuromuscular blocking agent is an alternative, however their disadvantages include long duration of action, less effectiveness for deep neuromuscular blocking and muscarinic side-effects of anticholinesterase drugs (3,4) when they are used for reversal.
Dysport is an acetylcholine-release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent. The approval includes two separate indications--for treatment of cervical dystonia in adults to reduce the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain, and for temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults younger than age 65 years.