calcium antagonist


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calcium antagonist

n
(Medicine) another name for calcium channel blocker
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Surgical bleeding: unexpected effect of a calcium antagonist. BMJ.
Some redox properties of calcium antagonist dihydropyridines were revealed through electroanalytical studies [114].
Products that it anticipates launching this year include Cephalexin, an antibiotic; Zolpidem, a sedative; Colesevelam, a cholesterol treatment; and Felodipine, a calcium antagonist.
Magnesium is Nature's calcium antagonist and will cause less calcium from your snack to accumulate in your body and enter your cells.
In addition, magnesium is a calcium antagonist and functions as nature's calcium channel blocker.
Ligustrazine is a calcium antagonist [18, 37, 38] which could effectively reduce the concentration of calcium.
Besides acting as a physiological calcium antagonist, Mg also has a direct vasorelaxant activity [68].
Anti- inflammatory, free radical scavenging and calcium antagonist activities of Corchorus fascicularis Lam.
In terms of a therapeutic role for magnesium in vasospasm, its function as a physiologic calcium antagonist and thus a potent vasodilator has been of most interest, though some neuroprotective effects have also been observed [21-24].
If a patient develops gingival enlargement as a result of taking a particular calcium antagonist, they will usually also develop it in response to other calcium antagonists.
It recommends single therapy or combination therapy with an ACEI, ARB, calcium antagonist, or diuretic for patients 65 years of age and older with stage 1 hypertension and no "compelling" indications (eg, HE post-MI, known coronary disease, angina, aortopathy/aortic aneurysm, diabetes, recurrent stroke prevention, chronic kidney disease, and early vascular dementia), but combination therapy for those with stage 2 hypertension and no compelling indications.