Beta-adrenergic blockade and the gastrointestinal system

Harold Jacob, Lawrence J. Brandt, Paul Farkas, William Frishman

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As beta-adrenergic blockers grow increasingly popular for the therapy of a wide variety of disorders, it becomes increasingly important to appreciate the spectrum of physiologic effects on the gastrointestinal system and the potential hazards associated with use of these agents. This review details the effects of the betaadrenergic blocking agents on the gastrointestinal tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1042-1051
Number of pages10
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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