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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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.
6 grams of the calcium channel blocker, diltiazem, with potentially fatal cardiovascular depression.
It has been documented that 38 medicinal plants including Ammi visnaga have natural calcium channel blocker.
There are essentially four classes of medications that can be used as first-line agents for the treatment of high blood pressure: beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).
Nifedipine is the only calcium channel blocker that has shown some benefit in stone 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.
Mean NT-proBNP levels at rest were 1,039 pg/mL at baseline and significantly lower during calcium channel blocker therapy: 831 pg/mL while patients were on diltiazem and 897 pg/mL on verapamil.
Glucagon is considered as the first line in treatment of b blocker toxicity and it also has a major role in calcium channel blocker poisoning5.
Recently have shown that calcium channel blockers may have anticonvulsant effects in some animal models.
5 mg/day, and add a calcium channel blocker if additional therapy is needed to reach 150/70 mm Hg, which I think is a rational goal to aim for in the elderly," he said.
The researchers found that a cheap diuretic ("water pill") was more effective than a calcium channel blocker in preventing heart failure.

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