Definition of Nifedipine

1. Noun. Calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks.

Exact synonyms: Procardia
Generic synonyms: Calcium Blocker, Calcium-channel Blocker
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Nifedipine

1. Noun. A dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, used mainly as an antianginal and antihypertensive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nifedipine

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Medical Definition of Nifedipine

1. A calcium channel blocker (346 D) used experimentally and as a coronary vasodilator. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Nifedipine

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"THE SOCIETY FO> EXP BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE 162.31-33(1979) 5 of nifedipine on Prolactin, Growth Hormone, and Luteinizing Hormone Release by Rat Anterior ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"We have examined the effects of nifedipine on the induction and expression of LTP. ... In contrast, nifedipine 60 minutes after induction of LTP had no ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"nifedipine-L did not affect platelet aggregation induced by adenosine diphosphate ... The plasma beta-thromboglobulin level on the tenth day of nifedipine-L ..."

4. The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women by Marian Sandmaier (1992)
"ication known as short-acting 3d c. nifedipine, which is a type of calcium channel blocker (CCB). Recent research, however, found that patients taking ..."

5. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"nifedipine should not be used in the absence of concurrent beta blockade (strength of ... nifedipine and amlodipine have the largest peripheral arterial ..."

6. IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops: Bibliography January by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Neuromuscular transmission was monitored in the presence'of omega-conotoxin GVIA and nifedipine to investigate the physiological role of the ..."

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