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alpha blocker

or alpha-blocker

noun, Pharmacology.
1.
any of various substances that interfere with the action of the alpha receptors.
Compare beta blocker.
Related forms
alpha-blocking, adjective
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Contemporary definitions for alpha blocker
noun

any of various drugs that prevent the stimulation of alpha-adrenergic receptors that increase blood pressure

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medicine

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