HyperDic: antiarrhythmic_drug

English > 1 sense of the expression antiarrhythmic drug:
NOUNartifactantiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic medicationa drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
English > antiarrhythmic drug: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm.
Synonymsantiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic medication
Narroweramiodarone, CordaroneAn antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective
encainide, Enkaidantiarrhythmic drug (trade name Enkaid) used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias but increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
flecainide, Tambocororal antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias
mexiletine, Mexitilantiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias
quinidine, Quinidex, Quinoracardiac drug (trade names Quinidex and Quinora) used to treat certain heart arrhythmias
tocainide, Tonocardantiarrhythmic drug (trade name Tonocard) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias when less dangerous drugs have failed
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

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