beta blocker

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From action of drug which blocks beta-adrenergic receptors.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: bā'-tə blôk'-ər IPA(key): /ˈbeɪ.tə ˈblɔk.ɚ/

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Noun[edit]

beta blocker (plural beta blockers)

  1. (pharmacology) A blocking agent, one of a class of drugs used to treat hypertension and control the rate at which the heart beats.

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