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abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo abortion pill , mifepristone , RU 486
antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive he ACE inhibitor , angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor acute glaucoma , angle-closure glaucoma
substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine anticholinergic , anticholinergic drug
pulley blocks with associated rope or cable block and tackle
diagram with components in blocks and lines showing relationships block diagram
very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks boxwood , Turkish boxwood
quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone breaker , ledgeman
drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure Capoten , captopril
concentrated feed for cattle; processed in the form of blocks or cakes cattle cake
anti-inflammatory drug that blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1 Cox-2 inhibitor
any of several games played with small rectangular blocks dominoes , dominos
antidepressant drug that blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine Edronax , reboxetine
ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks enalapril , Vasotec
serious condition in which fat blocks an artery; fat can enter the blood stream after a long bone is fractured or if adipose tissue is injured or as a result of a fatty liver fat embolism
pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice ice pick , icepick
tongs for lifting blocks of ice ice tongs
Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome igloo , iglu
antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure) labetalol , labetalol hydrochloride , Normodyne , Trandate
closure of the larynx that blocks the passage of air to the lungs laryngospasm
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