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adrenergic blocking agent

 

Definition: a compound that selectively blocks or inhibits responses to sympathetic adrenergic nerve activity (sympatholytic agent) and to epinephrine, norepinephrine, and other adrenergic amines (adrenolytic agent); two distinct classes exist, α- and β-adrenergic receptor blocking agents.

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