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.
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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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Practical recommendations for calcium channel antagonist poisoning.
The proliferation of dengue-specific T-helper cells appears to be dependent on Ca2+ and is inhibited in the absence of Ca2+ and by calcium channel antagonist drugs.
The effects of chronic treatment with a calcium channel antagonist on two types of generalized epilepsies in rats.
Neuroanatomical distribution of receptors for a novel voltage-sensitive calcium channel antagonist, SNX 230 (conopeptide MVIIC).
However the role of L-type voltage-gated calcium channel antagonist (L-VGCC antagonist) as adjutants to opioids needs to be investigated.
"Ginsenoside-RD improves the outcome of acute ischaemic stroke", is the randomized double blind placebo-controlled multicenter trial by Liu et al which described that Ginseniside-RD, a receptor operated calcium channel antagonist that improved the functional outcome in patients with acute ischaemic stroke.
Dickenson, "The [Ca.sub.V]2.3 calcium channel antagonist SNX-482 reduces dorsal horn neuronal responses in a rat model of chronic neuropathic pain," European Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
In summary, this study showed that nimodipine (voltage-dependent calcium channel antagonist type L) decreased clonic and tonic seizures from Primphos in mice is probably the main mechanism anticonvulsant related to block calcium channels and reduce calcium flow within neurons.
Possible linkage between renal injury and cardiac remodeling in Dahl salt-sensitive rats treated with the calcium channel antagonist benidipine.
R-verapamil, a calcium channel antagonist, is expected to go into phase II clinical study in the United States sometime in 2007.
The synthetic version is an N-type calcium channel antagonist. N-type calcium channels are located mainly in the dorsal horn cells of the spinal cord, predominantly on the superficial layers, in the area of substantia gelatinosa where pain fibers synapse, Dr.
Conditioned taste aversion and place preference induced by the calcium channel antagonist nimodipine in rats.

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