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diltiazem

[ dil-tahy-uh-zem ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a white to whitish crystalline powder, C 22 H 26 N 2 O 4 S, used as a calcium blocker in the treatment of angina pectoris.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of diltiazem1

Presumably from isolated and rearranged letters of the chemical name

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