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alpha blocker

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noun Pharmacology.
any of various substances that interfere with the action of the alpha receptors.
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OTHER WORDS FROM alpha blocker

alpha-blocking, adjective
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alpha-blocker

noun
any of a class of drugs that prevent the stimulation of alpha adrenoceptors, a type of receptor in the sympathetic nervous system, by adrenaline and noradrenaline and that therefore cause widening of blood vessels: used in the treatment of high blood pressure and prostatic hyperplasia
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