beta-blocker

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: any of a group of drugs (as propranolol) that combine with and block the activity of a beta-receptor so as to decrease the heart rate and force of contractions and to lower high blood pressure and that are used especially to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias
beta-blocking \\ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ \ adjective

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beˈta-blocker noun
A drug that reduces heart rate and interferes with the action of stress hormones such as adrenaline, used to treat eg high blood pressure and angina
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Main Entry:beta

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beta-blocker UK [ˈbiːtə ˌblɒkə(r)] US [ˈbeɪtə ˌblɒkər] US [ˈbitə ˌblɑkər] noun [countable] [singular beta-blocker plural beta-blockers] medical
a drug that makes your heart work more slowly, used for treating high blood pressure
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  • beta-blocker — UK [ˈbiːtə ˌblɒkə(r)] / US [ˈbeɪtə ˌblɒkər] / US [ˈbɪtə ˌblɑkər] noun [countable] Word forms beta blocker : singular beta blocker plural beta blockers medical a drug that makes your heart work more slowly, used for treating high blood pressure …   English dictionary

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