beta-blocking
adjective see beta-blocker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beta-blocking — be·ta block·ing bläk iŋ adj blocking or relating to the blocking of beta receptor activity <beta blocking drugs> <the beta blocking activity of atenolol> …   Medical dictionary

  • beta-blocking — adjective see beta blocker …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-blocking agent — noun any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system • Syn: ↑beta blocker, ↑beta adrenergic blocker, ↑beta… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beta blocker — Beta blockers Drug class Skeletal formula of propranolol, the first clinically successful beta blocker ATC code C07 …   Wikipedia

  • beta blocker — beta blocking, adj. Pharm. any of various substances that interfere with the action of the beta receptors: used primarily to reduce the heart rate or force in the prevention, management, or treatment of angina, hypertension, or arrythmias. Also,… …   Universalium

  • beta blocker — noun any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system • Syn: ↑beta blocking agent, ↑beta adrenergic blocker,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blocking agent — noun a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process • Syn: ↑blocker • Derivationally related forms: ↑block (for: ↑blocker) • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-adrenergic blocker — noun any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system • Syn: ↑beta blocker, ↑beta blocking agent, ↑beta… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-adrenergic blocking agent — noun any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system • Syn: ↑beta blocker, ↑beta blocking agent, ↑beta… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-blocker — noun Date: 1968 any of a class of drugs (as propranolol) that decrease the rate and force of heart contractions and lower high blood pressure by blocking the activity of beta receptors • beta blocking adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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