Physiological Methods of Stress Management- Beta-Blockers (BB's)

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  • Created on: 03-05-12 13:15

BB's act directly on the heart and the circulatory system of the body.

They reduce heart rate and blood pressure that are associated with stressful situations.

Used in management of chronic hypertension.

Common examples of BB's are Propranolol and Alprenolol.


  • BB's act directly to reduce heart rate and blood pressure, therefore they can act quickly and have a life-saving function in people with chronic hypertension. Therefore BB's are useful in many situations, not just to relieve stress.
  • Generally, BB's


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