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calcium blocker

noun Pharmacology.

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.


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Nearby words

calcitrant, calcitriol, calcium, calcium antagonist, calcium arsenate, calcium blocker, calcium carbide, calcium carbonate, calcium channel blocker, calcium chloride, calcium cyanamide
Also called calcium channel blocker. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for calcium channel blocker

calcium channel blocker


any drug that prevents the influx of calcium ions into cardiac and smooth muscle: used to treat high blood pressure and anginaAlso called: calcium antagonist
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