Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • A critical role for PfCRT K76T in Plasmodium falciparum verapamil-reversible chloroquine resistance

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  • 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.

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  • She is a senior who takes the following medications (verapamil, synthroid, Evista, Lipitor, Glucovance, Claritan).

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  • Thiamine and other vitamin supplements have also been prescribed as relaxants, as has verapamil, a blood pressure medicine that controls muscle contractions.

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  • 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).

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  • Use REYATAZ with caution in patients with preexisting conduction system disease or when administered with other drugs that may prolong the PR interval including beta-blockers other than atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil, and digoxin, especially drugs metabolized by CYP3A.

  • Twelve landrace-pigs were intoxicated with intravenous verapamil at escalating infusion rates.

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  • The infusion containing 2. 5mg/ml verapamil was used aiming to a reduction of cardiac output by 40% from the baseline value.

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  • 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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