Synonyms and Antonyms for beta-blocker

1. beta blocker (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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2. beta-lipoprotein (n.)

a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

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3. alpha-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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4. beta-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 vasodilation and increased heart beat)

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6. blocker (n.)

a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play

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7. beta (n.)

the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet

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8. beta (adj.)

preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product

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9. beta (adj.)

second in order of importance

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