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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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Several types of medicine are available to treat glaucoma including betablockers.
26) The evidence suggests that betablockers should not necessarily be first-line treatment for hypertension in patients who are overweight or obese and that obesity management in patients with hypertension may be harder if they are being treated with a beta-blocker.
Another combination therapy is found in the non-selective betablocker carvedilol.
Effects of propranolol on recovery of heart rate variability following acute myocardial infarction and relation to outcome in the BetaBlocker Heart Attack Trial.
On presentation, chronic medication included statin, betablocker, nitrate, calcium antagonist, and an angiotensin receptor blocker.
It is also important to note that many new combination topical therapies for the treatment of glaucoma contain a betablocker (0.
Substituting an ARB and calcium-channel blocker for betablocker and ACE inhibitor produced the same results.
dagger]) For Betablocker medication, diabetes hemoglobin A 1c screening, diabetes eye exams, diabetes lipid screening, LDL cholesterol screening and diabetes nephropathy monitoring plans were allowed to rotate measures (2001 for diabetes measures, 2000 and 2002 for [beta]-blocker medication, and 2002 for LDL cholesterol screening).
A Randomized Trial of Direct-to-Patient Communication to Enhance Adherence to BetaBlocker Therapy Following Myocardial Infarction," Archives of Internal Medicine 168 (2008): 477-83; for clusters involving communities: J.
North Korean shooter Kim Jong Su was stripped of his silver and bronze medals after testing positive for a banned betablocker, Spanish cyclist Isabel Moreno was expelled after testing positive for EPO in a pre-competition check, and Vietnamese gymnast Thi Ngan Thuong Do was caught using a prohibited diuretic.
In particular, Zeneca has been very actively promoting its plain betablocker Tenormin as a competitive alternative to Astra's largest selling betablocker in those countries.
The results of the final general linear model used to investigate potential predictors of natriuretic peptide concentrations, adjusting for age and BMI and using sex, history of gastric bypass surgery, presence of type 2 diabetes, diagnosis of hypertension, and current betablocker therapy as fixed effects, are shown in Table 3.