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what is a beta blocker?

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Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Heart: It's a blood pressure medication which works by slowing down the heart rate.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Andris Radvany
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood pressure med: B blockers block b adenergic receptors in the heart and blood vessels. B blockers act on the heart by slowing the heart rate. They also dilate blood vessels to lowering blood pressure.
Answered on Oct 20, 2019
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Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Beta blocker: It is a category of medication that is primarily used for cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and rhythm problems of the heart. Some other conditions are also treated with beta blockers, but the most common is for hypertension. There are several unique drugs in this category, and some of them have been available for many years. Common ones include Propranolol and metoprolol.
Answered on Dec 24, 2018
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