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Synonyms and Antonyms for alpha-adrenergic blocking agent

1. alpha-adrenergic blocking agent (n.)

any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder

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2. alpha (n.)

the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet

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3. alpha (n.)

the beginning of a series or sequence

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4. alpha (adj.)

early testing stage of a software or hardware product

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5. alpha (adj.)

first in order of importance

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6. beta-adrenergic blocking agent (n.)

any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system

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7. alpha-interferon (n.)

a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)

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8. alpha-lipoprotein (n.)

a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

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9. alpha-adrenergic blocker (n.)

any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder

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10. alpha-adrenergic receptor (n.)

receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)

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