labetalol hydrochloride


labetalol hydrochloride
An α-adrenergic and β-adrenergic blocking agent used in the treatment of hypertension.

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the hydrochloride salt of labetalol, used in the treatment of hypertension; administered orally or intravenously.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Normodyne — noun antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure) • Syn: ↑labetalol, ↑labetalol hydrochloride, ↑Trandate •… …   Useful english dictionary

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