nifedipine


nifedipine
A calcium channel-blocking agent of the dihydropyridine type; coronary vasodilator.

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ni·fed·i·pine nī-'fed-ə-.pēn n a calcium channel blocker C17H18N2O6 that is a coronary vasodilator used esp. in the treatment of angina pectoris see ADALAT, PROCARDIA

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n.
a calcium antagonist used in the treatment of angina, high blood pressure (hypertension), and Raynaud's phenomenon. It is administered by mouth; side-effects include dizziness, headache, and nausea. Trade names: Adalat, Coracten, Nifopress, Slofedine.

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ni·fed·i·pine (ni-fedґĭ-pēn) [USP] a calcium channel blocking agent used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of coronary insufficiency and stable angina pectoris, and as an antihypertensive; administered orally.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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