beta-blocking agent

noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑blocker, ↑blocking agent
Hyponyms:

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