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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)).]


(Pharmacology) med a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of angina pectoris, hypertension, and some types of irregular heart rhythm


(ˌvɪər əˈpæm əl, ˌvɛr-)

a white, crystalline powder, C27H38N2O4, used as a calcium blocker in the treatment of angina and certain arrhythmias.
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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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