calcium channel blocker


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calcium channel blocker

n.
Any of a class of drugs that inhibit the movement of calcium ions across the cell membranes of cardiac and smooth muscle and are used to treat cardiovascular disorders.

calcium channel blocker

n
(Medicine) any drug that prevents the influx of calcium ions into cardiac and smooth muscle: used to treat high blood pressure and angina. Also called: calcium antagonist
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The major disadvantage is cost but there are generic ACE-inhibitors and calcium channel blockers on the market, which helps.
Nifedipine is the only calcium channel blocker that has shown some benefit in stone expulsion.
In this study, we discussed the characteristics and management plan of children with intoxication with calcium channel blocker or beta blocker drugs who were hospitalized and followed up in our pediatric intensive care unit under the light of literature information.
Moreover, mean 24-hour ventricular heart rate was significantly lower during calcium channel blocker therapy than when subjects were on beta-blockers, according to Dr.
Recently have shown that calcium channel blockers may have anticonvulsant effects in some animal models.
The researchers found that a cheap diuretic ("water pill") was more effective than a calcium channel blocker in preventing heart failure.
Leconotide was also compared with ziconotide, an established calcium channel blocker, which was given intravenously with and without flupirtine.
calcium channel blockers, drugs currently used to reduce blood pressure, might someday be used to slow the steady progression of Parkinson's disease.
When used with ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, or a diuretic, Rasilez delivered additional blood pressure reductions, helping people already on therapy to reach their blood pressure goals.
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If these measures prove to be ineffective, a calcium channel blocker can be prescribed.
It's very hard to design a calcium channel blocker that is going to work for just one channel," notes Benoff.

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