alpha-adrenergic blocker


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Synonyms for alpha-adrenergic blocker

any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors

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Pharmaceuticals (see Table 1) including sedatives/hypnotics, narcotics, diuretics, anticholinergics, alpha-adrenergic agonists or alpha-adrenergic blockers, and calcium channel blockers can contribute to the development and exacerbation of incontinence (Ghoniem & Hassouna, 1997).
Medications That Can Affect Urinary Continence (Adapted from Ghoniem & Hassouna, 1997) Drug Classification Effect Sedatives/Hypnotics Confusion, sedation, immobility Anticholinergics Delirium Including: Constipation Antipsychotics Urinary retention Antidepressants Anti-Parkinsonians Alpha-adrenergic blockers Smooth muscle relaxation at bladder neck, may exacerbate stress incontinence Alpha-adrenergic agonists Urinary retention Calcium channel blockers Urinary retention Diuretics Polyuria Alcohol Polyuria, sedation, delirium Table 2.
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