alpha-agonist


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alpha-agonist

in full alpha (α) adrenoceptor (or adrenergic) agonist a naturally occurring substance or a drug that acts specifically on cellular alpha-adrenoceptors. See also adrenaline, adrenoceptor, sympathetic nervous system.
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ANTIHYPERTENSIVES: A group of medications, originally used as antihypertensives, are the alpha-agonists clonidine (Catapres), and guanfacine (Tenex).
About half of the kids in the trial were on alpha-agonists, antipsychotics, or other medications.
Nearly one-fifth of them were prescribed medications from three or more drug classes, with the most common combination being stimulants, antipsychotics, and alpha-agonists.

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