verapamil


ve·rap·a·mil

noun \və-ˈra-pə-ˌmil\

Definition of VERAPAMIL

:  a calcium channel blocker C27H38N2O4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride

Origin of VERAPAMIL

International Scientific Vocabulary valeric (acid) + -apam- (probably alteration of amino + propyl) + nitrile
First Known Use: 1967

ve·rap·am·il

noun \və-ˈrap-ə-ˌmil\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VERAPAMIL

: a calcium channel blocker that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C27H38N2O4·HCl especially to treat hypertension and angina pectoris—see calan

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