calcium antagonist


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calcium antagonist

n
(Medicine) another name for calcium channel blocker
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In addition, magnesium is a calcium antagonist and functions as nature's calcium channel blocker.
However, trial evidence of outcome reduction has been obtained particularly for the combination of a diuretic with an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor antagonist or a calcium antagonist, and in recent large-scale trials for the ACE inhibitor/calcium antagonist combination.
Kouoh F, Gressier B, Dine T, et al: Antioxidant effects and anti-elastase activity of the calcium antagonist nicardipine on activated human and rabbit neutrophils-a potential antiatherosclerotic property of calcium antagonists?
Further evidence for a calcium antagonist action of DG has been demonstrated by treating the LAD rings with BAY K8644, the L-type calcium channel activator.
Calcium antagonist nimodipine in intractable epilepsy.
Direct renin inhibitors have been demonstrated to be effective in combination with a thiazide, calcium antagonist, or ACE inhibitor in patients older than age 75 years.
The goal is to find a calcium antagonist that only affects the channels involved with pain to cause pain relief without side effects like feeling sleepy.
Magnesium acts as a mild calcium antagonist on vascular smooth muscle tone, and on postreceptor insulin signaling; it is critically involved in energy metabolism, fatty acid synthesis, glucose utilization, ATPase functions, release of neurotransmitters, and endothelial cell function and secretion.
A calcium antagonist initially released in the UK in 1991, Norvasc has been available in Japan since 1993.
They found that the rates of cardiac death and myocardial infarction were similar for those receiving either a beta-blocker or a calcium antagonist, but those who received a beta-blocker had fewer episodes of angina pectoris per week, and beta-blockers were discontinued because of adverse events less often than calcium antagonists.
One animal study compared nifedipine and amlodipine (dihydropyridines) to mibefradil, which is a new calcium antagonist from benzimidazolyl-substituted tetraline derivatives.
As a research-based developer, manufacturer and marketer, Yamanouchi has introduced several world-class drugs to the international market, including the H2 antagonist, famotidine; the calcium antagonist, nicardipine; and tamsulosin, a treatment for functional symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.