You are caring for a client who is hypertensive and tachycardic, the doctor has prescibed metoprolol (Lopressor). You know that this drug works in which way?

 

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- Binds to beta receptors

- Binds to calcium channel receptors

- Binds to alpha receptors

- Binds to cholinergic receptors

Rationale

Metoprolol is a beta blocker. Beta blockers cause vasodilation resulting in lower blood pressure and a lower heart rate.

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