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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 80: Beta Adrenergic Antagonists: A Focused Review

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ß-adrenergic antagonists (or ß-blockers) are a class of medications which attempt to treat hypertension by preventing the activation of ß-adrenoceptors in cardiac muscle, as this activation increases heart rate and the force of contractions. More specifically, ß-adrenergic antagonists often target ß1-adrenoceptors because they are the predominant subtype found in cardiac muscle. Our presentation will go over the characteristics of the different generations of these drugs, how they differ in their specificity for the various subtypes of ß-adrenoceptors, and the significance of this specificity for treating patients with other health complications.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library