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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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Ranolazine is recommended when therapy with betablockers, CCBs, and nitrates is not tolerated or contraindicated or if initial treatment is ineffective [4].
We calculated a priori that to observe a 50% increase in effective perioperative beta-blocker therapy in patients prescribed perioperative betablockers from 40% to >60% or a 50% decrease from 40% to <20%, we needed 260 patients in each cohort (type I error 0.05, type II error 0.20).
CAHPS, Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey; HEDIS, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set; [beta]-blocker, Betablocker; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.
These remedies, whose implementation will be closely monitored by the Commission, will remove the competitive concerns relating to the two firms' activities in betablockers and local anaesthetics.
Heart failure management was optimized by reducing ventricular response through the use of carvedilol, a cardioselective betablocker, together with enalapril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, and spironolactone, in order to block the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis (neurohumoral block).
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".
* Antihypertensives, such the betablocker propranolol (Inderal, Docitin)
Generic acebutolol hydrochloride is a beta-blocker used to treat hypertension; generic flecainide acetate is an antiarrhythmia drug used to treat heart problems; generic nicardipine hydrochloride is a calcium blocker used to treat hypertension; and generic sotalol hydrochloride AF is a betablocker used to treat hypertension.
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.