Definition of Labetalol

1. Noun. 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).

Definition of Labetalol

1. Noun. A mixed alpha/beta adrenergic antagonist, which is used to treat high blood pressure. ¹

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Medical Definition of Labetalol

1. 2-hydroxy-5-(1-hydroxy-2-((1-methyl-3-phenylpropyl)amino) ethyl)benzamide. Blocker of both alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors that is used as an antihypertensive. Pharmacological action: adrenergic alpha-antagonists, adrenergic beta-antagonists, antihypertensive agents, sympatholytics. Chemical name: Benzamide, 2-hydroxy-5-(1-hydroxy-2-((1-methyl-3-phenylpropyl)amino)ethyl)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labetalol

labelled thyroxine
labetalol (current term)
labetalol hydrochloride

Literary usage of Labetalol

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1. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"... increase serum triglycérides, and have variable effects on total serum cholesterol. Beta-blockers with ISA and the beta-blocker labetalol (which has ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"... in the nulliparous patient remote from term. Semin Perinatol 1978; 2:73. 25. Sibai BM, Gonzalez AR, Mabie WC, et al. A comparison of labetalol plus ..."

3. Getting Fit Your Way: A Self-paced Fitness Guide (1993)
"... A Hydralazine A Isoniazid A Methyldopa A Procainamide Drugs with possible association A Beta blockers (eg, acebutolol, atenolol, labetalol, ..."

4. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"... esmolol (Brevibloc), and labetalol (Goldfrank and Hoffman, 1993). Lidocaine may be contraindicated for ventricular arrhythmias that begin immediately ..."

5. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"Psychoactive Drugs 18:335-340,1986. Dusenberry, SJ; Hicks, MJ; and Mariani, PJ labetalol treatment of cocaine toxicity. ..."

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