calcium antagonist


calcium antagonist

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  • calcium antagonist — or calcium blocker noun A drug preventing the influx of calcium ions into cardiac and smooth muscle, used in the treatment of angina and high blood pressure • • • Main Entry: ↑calcium …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium antagonist — a drug that inhibits the influx of calcium ions into cardiac and smooth muscle cells; it therefore reduces the strength of heart muscle contraction, reduces conduction of impulses in the heart, and causes vasodilatation. Calcium antagonists… …   Medical dictionary

  • Calcium-Antagonist — Cạl|ci|um Ant|a|go|nist; Syn.: Calcium Blocker: durch Beeinflussung des Calciumgehalts der Herzmuskelzellen die Blutversorgung verbesserndes Koronartherapeutikum, z. B. Verapamil, Nifedipin, Diltiazem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Антагонист Кальция (Calcium Antagonist) — лекарственное вещество, подавляющее поступление ионов кальция в кардиомиоциты и клетки гладкой мускулатуры. Способствует уменьшению силы сокращений сердечной мышцы, снижает проводимость импульсов в сердечной мышце, а также вызывает расширение… …   Медицинские термины

  • calcium-channel blocker — calcium antagonist a drug that inhibits the influx of calcium ions into cardiac and smooth muscle cells; it therefore reduces the strength of heart muscle contraction, reduces conduction of impulses in the heart, and causes vasodilatation.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • calcium blocker — noun any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calcium channel blocker — A calcium channel blocker (CCB) is a chemical that disrupts the movement of calcium (Ca2+) through calcium channels.[1] CCB drugs devised to target neurons are used as antiepileptics. However, the most widespread clinical usage of calcium channel …   Wikipedia

  • Antagonist — In biochemistry, an antagonist acts against and blocks an action. For example, insulin lowers the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood, whereas another hormone called glucagon raises it; therefore, insulin and glucagon are antagonists. An… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cannabinoid receptor antagonist — The discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid system led to the development of CB1 receptor antagonists. The first cannabinoid receptor antagonist, rimonabant, was described in 1994. Rimonabant blocks the CB1 receptor selectively and it has been… …   Wikipedia

  • H1 antagonist — An H1 antagonist is a histamine antagonist of the H1 receptor that serves to reduce or eliminate effects mediated by histamine, an endogenous chemical mediator released during allergic reactions. Agents where the main therapeutic effect is… …   Wikipedia