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.
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Origin of beta blocker
First recorded in 1975–80
OTHER WORDS FROM beta blockerbe·ta-block·ing, adjective
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