nifedipine

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nifedipine in Medicine

nifedipine

[nī-fĕdə-pēn′]
n.
  1. 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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