verapamil

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ve·rap·a·mil

 (və-răp′ə-mĭl′)
n.
A calcium channel blocker drug, C27H38N2O4, that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat hypertension and certain cardiac arrhythmias.

[vera(tryl), one of its constituents (from New Latin Vērātrum, hellebore genus; see veratrine) + -pamil, vasodilating drug suffix (perhaps p(ropyl) + am(ino) + (nitr)il(e)).]
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verapamil

(vɪˈræpəˌmɪl)
n
(Pharmacology) med a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of angina pectoris, hypertension, and some types of irregular heart rhythm
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ve•ra•pam•il

(ˌvɪər əˈpæm əl, ˌvɛr-)

n.
a white, crystalline powder, C27H38N2O4, used as a calcium blocker in the treatment of angina and certain arrhythmias.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.verapamil - a 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
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker - any 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
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verapamil

n verapamilo, verapamil m
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Other leading products from the company include the antiarthritic Daypro with $307 million in sales; the calcium channel blocker Calan SR with $176 million in sales; the antiulcerant Cytotec with $65 million in volume; and the oral contraceptive Demulen with $55 million in sales.
The following drugs were included and are listed in the order of appearance in the journals and on the questionnaire: Voltaren, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Isoptin SR, PediaProfen, Feldene, Verelan, Capoten, Carafate, Axid, Halcion, Cipro, Calan SR, Lorelco, Procardia XL, Cardizem, Tagamet, Suprax, Kerlone, and Ventolin.
Cardizem CD, Calan SR, and Procardia XL are sustained-release forms of these agents and need to be taken only once a day.