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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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TABLE 2 Antihypertensives and weight (3) Weight gain Weight neutral Alpha-adrenergic blockers ACE Inhibitors Beta-adrenergic blockers (atenolol, Angiotensin receptor blockers metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol) Beta-adrenergic blockers (carvedilol, nebivolol) CCBs Thiazides ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; CCBs, calcium channel blockers.
Many clinical drugs that against cardiovascular diseases have exhibited antioxidant effects; these drugs simultaneously inhibit endothelial adhesion molecule expression, such as aspirin, probucol, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha and gamma ligands, calcium channel blockers, beta-adrenergic blockers, etc.
In hypertensive patients with asthma or susceptibility to bronchospasm, beta-adrenergic blockers may be contraindicated.