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diltiazem

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noun dil·ti·a·zem \dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem\

Definition of diltiazem

  1. :  a calcium channel blocker C22H26N2O4S used especially in the form of its hydrochloride as a coronary vasodilator



Origin of diltiazem

probably from International Scientific Vocabulary dilator + benzothiazepin, tricyclic compound structurally similar to benzodiazepine + -m (as in diazepam)


First Known Use: 1975


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diltiazem

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noun dil·ti·a·zem \dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem\

Medical Definition of diltiazem

  1. :  a calcium channel blocker used especially in the form of its hydrochloride C22H26N2O4S·HCl as a coronary vasodilator—see cardizem




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