from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crystalline vasodilator, C19H21N5O4, used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat hypertension.
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- n. A particular kind of sympatholytic drug used to treat high blood pressure.
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- n. antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
Since 1983 prazosin has revolutionized the management of severe scorpion stings.
One of the docs at my institute is big into prazosin-for-combat-related-PTSD research.
Many veterans with PTSD enjoy remarkable relief from nightmares after starting quite modest doses of prazosin.
Of all the treatments I can offer veterans with PTSD, prazosin is among the most effective, beneficial and appreciated.
The old blood pressure medication, prazosin, reduces blood pressure by blocking the effect of adrenaline-like substances on arteries in the body that cause blood pressure to increase during stress and fear.
On several occasions, I have ordered prazosin for my patients with PTSD only to be told to "try something else," because there was none to dispense.
Make certain that VA's supply of prazosin is adequate, and that we never run out of this precious medication again!
This same mechanism of action by prazosin also appears to block adrenaline-like signals in the brain that turn common dreams into nightmares.
For the last few months, there has been a shortage of prazosin in the VA system.
Other agents such as alpha blockers, which include many blood pressure and heart drugs including prazosin Minipress and thiazides, may cause either retrograde ejaculation or no ejaculation.
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