American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A vasodilator, C27H38N2O4, that inhibits calcium activity, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and certain cardiac arrhythmias.
- 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)
“Traditional treatments focus on aborting a headache that has started by self-injecting drugs like sumatriptan or dihydroergotamine, which both share chemical and biological similarities with the neurotransmitter serotonin, or preventing attacks altogether with calcium channel blockers like verapamil and steroids like prednisone.”
“A critical role for PfCRT K76T in Plasmodium falciparum verapamil-reversible chloroquine resistance”
“Then, without telling Dr. Chamberlain, Mr. Williams added verapamil, a blood-pressure medicine that he had read made chemotherapy more effective, by asking another doctor to prescribe it.”
“She is a senior who takes the following medications (verapamil, synthroid, Evista, Lipitor, Glucovance, Claritan).”
“Thiamine and other vitamin supplements have also been prescribed as relaxants, as has verapamil, a blood pressure medicine that controls muscle contractions.”
“Carbamazepine blood levels are increased when the drug is used in conjunction with calcium channel blockers (verapamil) and with many antibiotics (due to reduced clearance).”
“Twelve landrace-pigs were intoxicated with intravenous verapamil at escalating infusion rates.”
“The infusion containing 2. 5mg/ml verapamil was used aiming to a reduction of cardiac output by 40% from the baseline value.”
“D, Goodman S, Morgan CD, Langer A. Treatment of silent ischemia in unstable angina: A randomized comparison of sustained-release verapamil versus metoprolol.”
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