Definitions for "Alpha-adrenergic blockers"
Also known as alpha-blockers. Drugs used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions like an enlarged prostate or stress urinary incontinence.
Drugs that affect the smooth muscles that receive signals through the peripheral nervous system and thus can cause or contribute to stress UI by causing urethral relaxation through decreased sphincter resistance. They are often prescribed to lower blood pressure by dilating arterioles and veins.