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nifedipine

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noun ni·fed·i·pine \nə-ˈfe-də-ˌpēn, -pən\

Definition of nifedipine

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

nifedipine

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noun ni·fed·i·pine \nī-ˈfed-ə-ˌpēn\

Medical Definition of nifedipine

  1. :  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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