beta-blocking agent

Definitions of beta-blocking agent
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: beta blocker, beta-adrenergic blocker, beta-adrenergic blocking agent
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    Sectral, acebutolol
    an oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension
    Tenormin, atenolol
    an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
    carvedilol
    beta blocker that can reduce the progression of heart failure in individuals whose disease is not advanced
    Brevibloc, esmolol
    intravenous beta blocker (trade name Brevibloc) that acts for only a short time; used primarily for cardiac arrhythmias
    Lopressor, metoprolol
    beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
    Corgard, nadolol
    a beta-adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina
    Visken, pindolol
    an oral beta blocker (trade name Visken) used in treating hypertension
    Inderal, propanolol
    the first beta blocker (trade name Inderal) used in treating hypertension and angina pectoris and essential tremor
    Blocadren, timolol
    a beta blocker (trade name Blocadren) administered after heart attacks
    type of:
    blocker, blocking agent
    a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
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