Figure 713

Pharmacokinetics of ß-adrenergic antagonists.

THE SIDE EFFECT PROFILE OF ß-ADRENERGIC ANTAGONISTS

Side effects

Mechanisms

Bronchospasm

Blockade of ^-adrenergic receptors; increased airway resistance

Bradycardia

Blockade of atrial P^P2-adrenergic receptors; decrease in heart rate

Congestive heart failure; decrease in

Blockade of ventricular p^adrenergic receptors

exercise tolerance

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