nifedipine


ni·fed·i·pine

noun \nə-ˈfe-də-ˌpēn, -pən\

Definition of NIFEDIPINE

:  a calcium channel blocker C17H18N2O6 that is a coronary vasodilator used especially in the treatment of angina pectoris

Origin of NIFEDIPINE

probably nitr- + -fe- (from phenyl) + -dipine (by alteration & shortening from pyridine)
First Known Use: 1974

ni·fed·i·pine

noun \nī-ˈfed-ə-ˌpēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NIFEDIPINE

: a calcium channel blocker C17H18N2O6 that is a coronary vasodilator used especially in the treatment of angina pectoris—see adalat, procardia

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