car·​dio·​pro·​tec·​tive | \ ˌkär-dē-ō-prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio) \

Definition of cardioprotective

: serving to protect the heart a drug's cardioprotective effect

Examples of cardioprotective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the drug again failed clinical testing of its cardioprotective effect. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Possible arthritis drug discovered because lab mice wouldn't mate," 11 May 2017 Other studies have also pointed to the lack of evidence of harm from dairy fats, and evidence of a cardioprotective effect from dairy fats. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Obama's hurl-inducing school lunch mandate to be eased," 30 Apr. 2017 The granddaddy of painkillers is known to have cardioprotective effects, and has long prescribed for that purpose. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Heart attacks linked to common NSAID painkillers," 9 May 2017

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardioprotective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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car·​dio·​pro·​tec·​tive | \ -prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardioprotective

: serving to protect the heart especially from heart disease cardioprotective effects of ACE inhibitors a cardioprotective agent

Other Words from cardioprotective

cardioprotection \ -​prə-​ˈtek-​shən How to pronounce cardioprotective (audio) \ noun
"Pediatric" doses of aspirin (75 to 100 mg per day) are now used overwhelmingly for cardioprotection in adults in developed countries. — Doron C. Greenbaum and Garret A. FitzGerald, The New England Journal of Medicine, 30 July 2009

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