nifedipine

/ (naɪˈfɛdɪpiːn) /

noun

med a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and heart failure

Nearby words

  1. nietzsche, friedrich wilhelm,
  2. nietzschean,
  3. nietzscheism,
  4. nieve,
  5. nife,
  6. niff,
  7. niflheim,
  8. nifty,
  9. nig,
  10. nig-nog

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Medicine definitions for nifedipine

nifedipine

[ nī-fĕdə-pēn′ ]

n.

A coronary vasodilator and calcium-channel blocking agent that reduces calcium ions available to heart and smooth muscle, used in the treatment of angina pectoris.

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