HyperDic: alpha-blocker

English > 1 sense of the word alpha-blocker:
NOUNartifactalpha-blocker, alpha blocker, alpha-adrenergic blocker, alpha-adrenergic blocking agentany of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors
English > alpha-blocker: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder.
Synonymsalpha blocker, alpha-adrenergic blocker, alpha-adrenergic blocking agent
Narrowerprazosin, Minipressantihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
terazosin, Hytrinantihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
Broaderblocker, blocking agentA class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process

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