Jan 1, 1976

Metabolic effects of beta-adrenoreceptor blockers

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H J Waal-Manning

Abstract

The effects of beta-blockade on glucose metabolism are complex. Some patients with impaired glucose tolerance while taking a non-selective beta-blocker, showed some improvement in glucose tolerance when therapy was changed to a beta1-blocker (metoprolol). Serum K+ values tend to rise slightly on beta-blocking therapy; small increases in serum urea and creatinine also occur. A rise in plasma triglycerides was noted in patients starting beta-blocking therapy; this effect seemed to be more marked on metoprolol than on non-selective beta-blockers.

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Glucose Metabolism Disorders
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Serum Proteins
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Carbon Dioxide
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Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test

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