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block·ing a·gent

a class of drugs that inhibit (block) a biologic activity or process, such as axonal conduction or transmission, access to a receptor, or movement of ions across a cell membrane; frequently called "blockers."

blocking agent

an agent that inhibits a biological action, such as movement of an ion across the cell membrane, passage of a neural impulse, or interaction with a specific receptor.

block·ing a·gent

(blok'ing ā'jĕnt)
A class of drugs that inhibit (block) a biologic activity or process; frequently called "blockers."

block·ing a·gent

(blok'ing ā'jĕnt)
A class of drugs that inhibit (block) a biologic activity or process; frequently called "blockers."
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1-3) Therefore, general anesthesia (4,5) or local neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) have been used.
Georgia's law is almost identical to Florida's, and mandates that "curare, curariform mixtures, or any substance which acts as a neuromuscular blocking agent may not be used on a dog or cat" for euthanasia purposes.
Neuromuscular blocking agent labelling and packaging initiative [Electronic version].
We have tested the adhesive based on bisphenol A blocking agent for two bullet speeds and for higher speed (83 m/s), the results are similar except that the percent damaged area is marginally higher.
Good clinical research practice (GCRP) in pharmacodynamic studies of neuromuscular blocking agents.
The use of HBT blocking agents should also be encouraged to prevent unnecessary anxiety and costly medical procedures and to reinforce clinicians' and patients' confidence in diagnostic assays.
Here we present the prospective data from the nine most recent false-positive hCG cases where we used the HBT blocking agent and also from five retrospective, or previous, cases (from both stored frozen serum and subsequently provided serum samples) reassayed both with and without the HBT blocking agent (cases 10-14).
Ondansetron, a selective blocking agent of the hormone serotonin, is an FDA-approved active ingredient that is commonly used in tablet form to prevent chemotherapy- and radiation-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting.
Timoptic-XE is a non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent indicated in the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.
In what they describe as one of the largest ongoing trials on the effects of antihypertensive agents on cardiovascular outcomes, they tracked for up to 30 months 12,398 patients taking an angiotensin receptor blocking agent or a calcium antagonist.
Provided by Aton Pharma, Timoptic (timolol maleate) is a non-selective, beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent indicated for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.
TIMOPTIC (timolol maleate) is a non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent indicated for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.