calcium-channel blocker

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Synonyms for calcium-channel blocker

any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart)

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Animal studies have suggested that drugs called calcium-channel blockers can protect fragile brain and heart cells after heart stoppage.
Of this group, 9 percent were taking the short-acting form of calcium-channel blockers.
At only 30 study days, coprescribing clarithromycin with a calcium-channel blocker was associated with a higher risk of hospitalization and kidney injury compared with coprescribing azithromycin.
Treatment of sporadic hemiplegic migraine with calcium-channel blocker verapamil.
6%) were diagnosed with diabetes than those assigned to take the calcium-channel blocker (9.
The Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) compared the regimen of the beta-blocker atenolol plus or minus the diuretic bendroflumethiazide or the regimen of the calcium-channel blocker, amlodipine plus or minus the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor perindopril for control of hypertension.
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study has found that long-term use of a calcium-channel blocker to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) is associated with higher breast cancer risk.
High-dose insulin therapy for calcium-channel blocker overdose.
Now, a study of guinea pigs suggests a molecular mechanism for ischemia that explains the action of calcium-channel blockers and may also reveal how some diabetes drugs boost insulin supplies, researchers say.
notes that many calcium-channel blockers are pharmacologically distinct, making it difficult to extrapolate the dangers of one to another.
Ganciclovir had a long-term effect on patients who weren't getting drugs called calcium-channel blockers.
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