GANGLIONIC BLOCKING AGENTS By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 These are the drugs that inhibit the action of acetylcholine at synapses in autonomic ganglia. It decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure. Used to treat hypertension. Rarely used now. GANGLIONIC BLOCKING AGENTS: "Ganglionic blocking agents had severe side effects." Related Psychology Terms BLOOD PRESSURE BIOFEEDBACK TRAINING CALCIUM-CHANNEL BLOCKCRS AUTONOMIC LEARNING AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM (ANS) PROPRANOLOL BETA BLOCKERS METHYLDOPA AUTONOMIC HYPERACTIVITY TYRAMINE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GANGLIONIC BLOCKING AGENTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ganglionic-blocking-agents/ (accessed January 20, 2020).