beta-adrenergic receptor blocker

  • β-adrenergic receptor blocker
  • adrenergic beta-antagonist
  • beta adrenergic blocker
German: Betarezeptorenblocker
Japanese: ベータアドレナリン受容体遮断薬

Pharmacology. Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists (e.g., norepinephrine). A group of beta-adrenergic receptor blockers effects only beta-1 receptors (e.g., atenolol, metoprolol), the other one blocks beta-1 and beta-2 receptors (e.g., propranolol, nadolol). They are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, and migraine.

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