tamsulosin

Definition / meaning of tamsulosin

A drug used to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder, which helps the flow of urine. It is a type of alpha blocker. Also called Flomax and tamsulosin hydrochloride.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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