BETA BLOCKERS

n. medications which are proven to reduce heart muscle activity and slow down heart rate. They are present in antihypertensive drugs and, thus, help manage hypertension as a disease. Occasionally, they may be prescribed to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Also called beta adrenergic blocking agents.

BETA BLOCKERS: "Classified as antagonists, beta blockers work on beta adrenoreceptors, thereby slowing down heart rate and reducing its muscle activity."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BETA BLOCKERS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/beta-blockers/ (accessed January 24, 2020).
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