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beta-blocker in Drugs, medicines topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeta-blockerˈbeta-ˌblock‧er noun [countable]  MDa drug used to help prevent heart attacks
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beta-blockerReadily available alternatives, particularly diuretics and beta-blockers, should be used instead, he says.Certain drugs - such as aspirin, beta-blockers, and cholesterol lowering drugs - benefit some people but not others.No, what I really needed was a handful of beta-blockers.Many other beta-blockers were subsequently developed by different companies, because the market was very large.Other beta-blockers also have been used successfully.