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beta blocker

[′bād·ə¦bläk·ər]
(neuroscience)
An adrenergic blocking agent capable of blocking nerve impulses to special sites (beta receptors) in the cerebellum; reduces the rate of heartbeats and the force of heart contractions.
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The type of beta blocker we found to be effective against melanoma -- pan beta blockers -- was actually the least prescribed," Schell said.
The research, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that many patients prescribed beta blockers following a heart attack may not actually benefit from being on the drugs.
Following the publication of guidelines supporting beta blocker use in high risk patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery and using beta blockers in many different clinical settings, pre-ICU practitioners and intensivists have become more HR-conscious, and their use has increased.
Beta blockers generally do not impair performance in people engaged in moderate (leisure) physical activity, but many athletes performing at a higher level find the side effects to be intolerable and to have a negative impact on athletic performance.
Azhar MA Farooqui saidthat beta blockers are a useful group of drugs.
Beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor) are used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, heart arrhythmias, and angina (chest pain).
Previous studies had suggested that beta blockers prevented heart attacks, but many of those were short-term analyses, says coauthor Sripal Bangalore, an interventional cardiologist at the New York University School of Medicine.
When the team compared the nearly 22,000 patients with each other according to who was taking beta blockers after three years, they found little difference in rates of cardiac events or stroke.
Mechanistically, peripheral effects of beta blockers on the heart and kidneys lead to decreased chronotropy and inotropy as well as lower blood pressure.
of its type into the anti-cancer properties of beta blockers.