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propranolol

 [pro-pran´o-lol]
a beta-adrenergic blocking agent used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, tremors, and inoperable pheochromocytoma, in prophylaxis of migraine, and for reducing the long-term risk of mortality and reinfarction after the acute phase of a myocardial infarction. Administered orally or intravenously.

propranolol

/pro·pran·o·lol/ (-pran´o-lol) a β, used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment and prophylaxis of certain cardiac disorders, the treatment of tremors and of inoperable pheochromocytoma, and the prophylaxis of migraine.

propranolol

(prō-prăn′ə-lôl′, -lōl′, -lŏl′)
n.
A beta-blocker drug, C16H21NO2, used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, and certain kinds of tremors, and to prevent migraine headaches.

propranolol

Inderal® Cardiology A β-blocker used for A Fib, angina, HTN, PVCs, and 2º protect against acute MI Mechanism Cell membrane stabilizing Contraindications Bronchospasms, left ventricular dysfunction. See β-blocker.

propranolol

A beta-blocker drug used to treat anxiety, MIGRAINE, high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION), ANGINA PECTORIS and heart irregularities (cardiac arrhythmias). The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Beta-Prograne, Inderal and Syprol.

Propranolol (Inderal)

Medication commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure; is a beta-adrenergic blocker and can also be used to treat irregular heartbeat, heart attack, migraine, and tremors.

propranolol

beta-receptor-blocking drug used to reduce hypertension; its concomitant use reduces hepatic metabolism of lidocaine and other local anaesthetics

miotics

Drugs that constrict the pupil. They may be used in the treatment of glaucoma and accommodative esotropia and, sometimes, after a mydriatic examination. Miotics are either parasympathomimetic (cholinergic-stimulating) drugs which have a direct muscarinic action, such as pilocarpine and carbachol, or anticholinesterase drugs which block the effect of acetylcholinesterase thus letting acetylcholine produce its effect, such as physostigmine, neostigmine, echothiophate and demecarium. There are also some miotics which act by blocking α-or β-adrenergic receptors. For example, dapiprazole and thymoxamine block the α-adrenergic receptors and propranolol blocks the β-adrenergic receptors. See adrenergic receptors; open-angle glaucoma; sphincter pupillae muscle; mydriatic; parasympathomimetic drug.

propranolol

a β-adrenoceptor blocking agent, useful in the treatment of cardiac dysrhythmias including paroxysmal tachycardia, atrial flutter and fibrillation.