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Beta-Blockers What Are Beta-Blocker A beta blocker is also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents used in the treatment of various illnesses such as migraines as well as blood pressure fluctuation. Beta-blockers work when they enter a person’s bloodstream which takes place through the gastrointestinal tract. After their absorption, they inhibit the adrenaline from accumulating on the cells of the heart via the receptor (Cruickshank, 2010 ). As a result, this inhibition causes the heart rate to remain normal. Similarly, the fight-or- flight body reactions are hindered. 1
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Mechanism of Action When beta blockers are taken, they benefit various organs of the body. To the respiratory tract, they affect the sensitive receptors. Additionally, they are used in the medication of acute bronchial asthma and enhancing a smooth relaxation of the muscles as well as aiding in bronchodilation. Moreover, they are the most first-line drugs used in the treatment of angina.
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  • Spring '18
  • angina, Cruickshank

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