calcium blocker


calcium blocker
noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug
Hyponyms:

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noun

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Pharm.
any of a group of drugs that prevent the influx of calcium into excitable tissues such as smooth muscle of the heart or arterioles, used in the treatment of angina, hypertension, and certain arrhythmias. Also called calcium channel blocker.

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calcium antagonist or calcium blocker noun
A drug preventing the influx of calcium ions into cardiac and smooth muscle, used in the treatment of angina and high blood pressure
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Main Entry:calcium

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  • calcium channel blocker — noun or calcium blocker : any of a class of drugs (as verapamil) that prevent or slow the influx of calcium ions into smooth muscle cells especially of the heart and that are used especially to treat some forms of angina pectoris and some cardiac …   Useful english dictionary

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