endothelin-receptor antagonist


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endothelin-receptor antagonist

A medicine that lowers blood pressure by opposing the vasoconstricting effects of endothelins.
See also: antagonist

endothelin-receptor antagonist

Any drug that blocks the receptors for the artery-narrowing hormone ENDOTHELIN-1 and that can thus be used as a treatment for high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION). An example in BOSENTAN.
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