Definition of alpha blocker in English:

alpha blocker

Syllabification: al·pha block·er

noun

Medicine
  • Any of a class of drugs that prevent the stimulation of the adrenergic receptors responsible for increased blood pressure.
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    • 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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