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- n. A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.
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- n. vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension
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