Definition 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.




Definition of Alpha-blocker

1. Noun. (pharmacology) A drug which blocks ?1-adrenergic receptors in arteries and smooth muscles. Used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis and other conditions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Alpha-blocker

1. An agent that competitively blocks alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in the treatment of hypertension. Synonym: alpha-blocker. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alpha-blocker

alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid
alpha-amino-beta-ketoadipic acid
alpha-amino acid
alpha-amino acid esterase
alpha-amino acids
alpha-aminoacyl-peptide hydrolases
alpha-aminoadipic acid
alpha-aminoadipyl-cysteinyl-valine synthetase
alpha-aminoglutaric acid
alpha-aminoisobutyric acid
alpha-aminosuccinic acid
alpha-amylase
alpha-antitrypsin deficiency
alpha-beta pruning
alpha-blocker (current term)
alpha-blockers
alpha-chloralose
alpha-chlorohydrin
alpha-chymotrypsin-induced glaucoma
alpha-cortol
alpha-cortolone
alpha-d-galactosidase
alpha-d-glucosidase
alpha-endorphin
alpha-farnesene
alpha-fetoprotein
alpha-fetoproteins
alpha-fucosidase
alpha-galactosidase

Literary usage of Alpha-blocker

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1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Diagnosis and Treatment: Clinical Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Complications from Treatment with Drugs Both finasteride and alpha blocker therapy have adverse effects that can limit tolerability and compliance. ..."

2. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"... alpha-blocker, or calcium antagonist. Diuretics may slightly raise LDL-cholesterol levels and some beta- blockers may depress HDL-cholesterol levels, ..."

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