adrenergic

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adrenergic

[‚ad·rə′nər·jik]
(physiology)
Describing the chemical activity of epinephrine or epinephrine-like substances.
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ANTIHYPERTENSIVES: A group of medications, originally used as antihypertensives, are the alpha-agonists clonidine (Catapres), and guanfacine (Tenex).
Samantha and her family have worked with a mental health counselor, and her pediatrician also has started her on pharmacotherapy with a stimulant medication and an alpha-agonist. Despite some gains, significant difficulties remain.
For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 81% of psychiatrists prescribed an alpha-agonist such as clonidine, compared with 67% who prescribed an alpha-agonist for mental retardation/developmental delay (MR/DD) and autism spectrum disorders, 40% who prescribed a drug in this class for anxiety disorders, and 31% who prescribed it for mood disorders.

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