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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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A study sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that, overall, the betablocker bucindolol did not increase survival for moderate to severe heart failure.
Concomitant treatment regimens in patient groups Medications Group 1 Group 2 * p (n = 47) (n = 67) Pts with DAN Pts w/o DAN Antiplatelet 38 (80) 55 (82) NS Statin 24 (51) 32 (47) NS Insulin 5 (10) 7 (10) NS ACEI/ARB 33 (70) 52 (77) NS Betablocker 18 (38) 24 (35) NS Metformin 29 (61) 43 (64) NS Categorical data are expressed as n (%) * Chi-square test ACEI--angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB--angiotensin receptor blocker, DAN--diabetic autonomic neuropathy, NS--not significant, pts--patients, W/O-without Table 4.
Fifty percent of all patients were receiving betablocker therapy preoperatively.
Although aspirin, statin, and betablocker use was later found to be lower in the RA patients than in the non-RA patients throughout the early post-MI period, there was no significant difference in the prescription of clopidogrel at 1, 3, or 6 months or at 1 year.
He was prescribed a betablocker and began to handle the panic attacks, although he admits he still has to be careful and his partner ex-Ready Steady Go presenter Cathy McGowan keeps an eye on him.
The inquest heard how results from a toxicology report showed Mr Rodgers had levels of propanol - a betablocker - and anti-depressant mirtazapine, at levels where either was "sufficient enough to cause sudden death".
In the setting of TPP, propranolol, a nonselective betablocker, prevents the intracellular shift of potassium and phosphate by blunting the hyperadrenergic stimulation of [Na.
Mr Gardiner well knows that the administration of a drug like Propranolol [the betablocker for which Emma The First tested positive] is considerably different to the previous cases which involved Bute or Laurabolin, and the trainers involved in both cases he identified were able to furnish explanations, which Mr Gardiner refused to do at his track inquiry.
He was demoted to staff nurse and three months later gave a patient the betablocker atenolol when they should not have been given it.
cardiovascular products include IMDUR(R), an oral nitrate for angina; NITRO-DUR(R), a transdermal nitroglycerin patch for angina; K-DUR(R), a sustained- release potassium supplement; and NORMODYNE(R), a betablocker for the treatment of hypertension.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston now report that a small group of adult autistics have shown moderate to marked drops in similar behavior, such as head-banging and unprovoked attacks on others, thanks to betablocker treatment.