[ veer-uh-pam-uhl, ver- ]
/ ˌvɪər əˈpæm əl, ˌvɛr- /
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a white crystalline powder, C27H38N2O4, used as a calcium blocker in the treatment of angina and certain arrhythmias.
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Origin of verapamil
1965–70; perhaps by rearrangement of letters from valeronitrile and aminopropyl, two of its chemical components
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British Dictionary definitions for verapamil
/ (vɪˈræpəˌmɪl) /
med a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of angina pectoris, hypertension, and some types of irregular heart rhythm
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Medical definitions for verapamil
[ və-răp′ə-mĭl′ ]
A vasodilator that inhibits calcium activity, used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and certain cardiac arrhythmias.
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