from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vasodilator, C27H38N2O4, that inhibits calcium activity, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and certain cardiac arrhythmias.
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- n. A calcium blocker used to treat angina and heart failure
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- n. a drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
vera- (shortening and alteration of valeric acid) + -pamil, vasodilating drug suff. (perhaps p(ropyl) + am(ino) + (nitr)il(e)).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)