Definition of alpha blocker in English:

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alpha blocker

noun

Medicine
Any of a class of drugs that prevent the stimulation of the adrenergic receptors responsible for increased blood pressure.
Example sentences
  • Because the alpha blocker lowers your blood pressure, it can make you feel tired or sleepy.
  • Other high blood pressure medications your doctor may prescribe are diuretics, beta blockers, calcium antagonists and alpha blockers.
  • Calcium channel blockers (eg nifedipine) or alpha blockers (eg prazosin) - these help widen the blood vessels.

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Syllabification: al·pha block·er

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