1. Chlorothiazide twice a day plus atenolol, metoprolol, pindolol and propranolol in single daily doses administered to patients with essential hypertension achieved effective control of blood pressure.
2. Each β-adrenoreceptor-blocking drug was associated with small, but significant, increases in plasma triglyceride concentrations and suppression of fasting immuno-reactive glucagon concentrations.
Keywords:β-adrenoreceptor antagonists, atenolol, glucagon, metoprolol, pindolol, propranolol, triglycerides
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