/ (naɪˈfɛdɪpiːn) /
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med a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and heart failure
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Medical definitions for nifedipine
[ nī-fĕd′ə-pēn′ ]
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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