alpha-blocker definition

  • noun:
    • A drug that opposes the excitatory outcomes of norepinephrine circulated from sympathetic nerve endings at alpha-receptors which triggers vasodilation and a decrease in blood pressure levels. Also called alpha-adrenergic blocking representative.
    • A drug which blocks α1-adrenergic receptors in arteries and smooth muscles. Used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis and other conditions.
    • any of various medicines that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; found in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of this prostate and bladder
    • A drug that opposes the excitatory results of norepinephrine released from sympathetic nerve endings at alpha-receptors and that triggers vasodilation and a decrease in blood pressure levels. Also referred to as alpha-adrenergic blocking representative.
    • A drug which blocks α1-adrenergic receptors in arteries and smooth muscles. Accustomed treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis and other problems.
    • some of various medicines that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in dealing with benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscle tissue of the prostate and bladder

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