alpha blocker

Definitions of alpha blocker
  1. noun
    any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
    synonyms: alpha-adrenergic blocker, alpha-adrenergic blocking agent, alpha-blocker
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    types:
    Minipress, prazosin
    antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
    Hytrin, terazosin
    antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
    type of:
    blocker, blocking agent
    a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
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