HyperDic: calcium-channel_blocker

English > 1 sense of the expression calcium-channel blocker:
NOUNartifactcalcium-channel blocker, calcium blockerany of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart)
English > calcium-channel blocker: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine.
Synonymcalcium blocker
Narrowerdiltiazem, CardizemA calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
nifedipine, Procardiacalcium blocker (trade name Procardia)
verapamil, Calan, IsoptinA drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

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