Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A beta-blocker drug, C17H27NO4, used to treat hypertension and angina pectoris.

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  • noun A non-selective beta blocker used in the treatment of high blood pressure, migraine headaches, and chest pain.

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  • noun a beta-adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[na(phthalene) + d(iol), compound having two attached hydroxy groups + -olol, beta-blocker suff. (from propranolol).]

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  • The World Gastroenterology Organization practice guideline for esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis and medium or large varices, but no hemorrhage, recommends nonselective beta blockers (propranolol or nadolol) or endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) for prevention of first variceal hemorrhage for patients at highest risk, and propranolol or nadolol for those who are not high risk or in whom EVL is not tolerated.

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