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alpha-blocker

noun al·pha-block·er \ -ˌbläk-ər \

medical Definition of alpha-blocker

:any of a group of drugs (as doxazosin and terazosin) that combine with and block the activity of an alpha-receptor to relax smooth muscle (as of blood vessels) and are used especially to treat hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia — compare beta-blocker

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