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.

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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Activated charcoal is not used in the emergency management of a sustained-release calcium channel blocker.
One group was treated with heparin/nitrate as control group while other group was treated with heparin/nitrates/verapamil (Calcium channel blocker) as experimental group.
Of these patients, 37% met the PATHWAY-2 enrollment criteria by virtue of already being on an ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker, a calcium channel blocker, and a thiazide diuretic, but not spironolactone.
Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) are considered to be the mainstay in management of hypertension.
None of the 60 hypertensive patients included in our study who were only on amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, had any history suggestive of or examination findings suggestive of spontaneous bleeding or occurrence of purpura.
A month before last year's cardiac cath, hydralazine had been added to her medications, and now her calcium channel blocker was switched to atenolol, a beta blocker selective for beta-1 adrenergic receptors, which primarily affects pulse.
(15) Calcium channel blocker overdoses, another potential target class of drugs for Intralipid rescue, are also increasing in prevalence with St-Onge and co-investigators reporting 11,764 cases of toxicity reactions in 2011 during a systematic review of calcium channel blocker poisonings.
It has been documented that 38 medicinal plants including Ammi visnaga have natural calcium channel blocker.2 Khellin and visnagin were identified from Ammi visnaga fruit and were proved that all of them have calcium channel blocking mode of action.3
Both alpha-blockers and calcium channel blockers have shown promise in distal ureteral calculi expulsion.
In this study, we discussed the characteristics and management plan of children with intoxication with calcium channel blocker or beta blocker drugs who were hospitalized and followed up in our pediatric intensive care unit under the light of literature information.
Those who took the calcium channel blocker and the oils had a 27 percent drop in LDL levels and a 10.9 percent increase in the HDL.

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