calcium blocker


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cal′cium block`er


n.
a drug that prevents the influx of calcium into the smooth muscle of the heart or arterioles, used in the treatment of angina, hypertension, and certain arrhythmias. Also called cal′cium chan`nel block`er.
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Noun1.calcium 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
Cardizem, diltiazem - a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
nifedipine, Procardia - calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
Calan, Isoptin, 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
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The case study presents an interesting and unusual cause of intentional hypercalcemia as a treatment for calcium blocker toxicity.
This study was planned to evaluate the effects of extract from the fruits of Ammi visnaga having documented natural calcium blocker and Verapamil which is also a calcium channel blocker, on the volume and acidity of Carbachol induced gastric secretion.
The ranking of pain intensity reduction in VAS scores ([DELTA]VAS) was Control < [beta]-blockers (propranolol, atenolol, pindolol) < calcium blocker (amlodipine) with -6.13%; -16.28% and -23.78% respectively (Table IV).
* Comment: In three monotherapy trials of more than 2,000 patients, and one combination therapy trial of almost 700 patients, the blood pressure-lowering effects of Bystolic were in the high single digits, which is comparable with other [beta]-blockers, although not to the degree expected with a diuretic or calcium blocker, said Dr.
Also not helpful are the articles talking about some obscure neuropeptide calcium blocker thing that will not be available to me for ten years.
Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago discovered that isradipine, a "calcium blocker" drug for high blood pressure, angina and stroke, had the power to rejuvenate ageing dopamine neurons.
If you cannot find an adequate dose that controls your heart rate without producing the low blood pressure, you can try a drug called a calcium blocker, such as diltiazem.
Although the calcium blocker nifedipine has been used in the past for treatment of hypertensive urgency, JNC VI does not support its use for patients with ischemic coronary artery disease.
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