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ni·fed·i·pine

 (nī-fĕd′ə-pēn′)
n.
A calcium channel blocker drug, C17H18N2O6, that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used primarily to treat hypertension and angina pectoris.

[ni(tro)- + alteration of phe(nyl) + di(hydro)p(yr)idine, class of drugs to which it belongs.]
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nifedipine

(naɪˈfɛdɪpiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) med a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and heart failure
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Noun1.nifedipine - calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
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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nifedipine

n nifedipino, nifedipina
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Thus the present study was undertaken to evaluate the anticonvulsant activity of nifedipine, which is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (CCB), and of flunarizine, which is a difluorinated piperazine derivative, and act as selective calcium entry blocker, on maximal electroshock seizures (MES) induced seizures.
We present a case report of a patient without any structural cardiac defects who developed atrial fibrillation following the administration of nifedipine as a tocolytic agent.
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The pharmacist noted that the "pearly oval structures" were his nifedipine extended release pills (Figure 2) that were passing undigested through his alimentary tract.
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