diltiazem

noun
dil·​ti·​a·​zem | \ dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem How to pronounce diltiazem (audio) \

Definition of diltiazem

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

Examples of diltiazem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Studies in mice narrowed the search to just one candidate, the calciumchannel blocker diltiazem, which is normally used to treat hypertension. Neil Savage, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2019 The staff normally would have administered diltiazem, also known as Cardizem, that is used to steady an abnormal heart rate. Katie Thomas, New York Times, 1 July 2018 But diltiazem was out of stock, and when two other drugs — adenosine and metoprolol — didn’t work, Mr. Alsina was admitted overnight. Katie Thomas, New York Times, 1 July 2018 There isn’t any diltiazem, a one-time staple to treat rapid heart rate. Erika Fry, Fortune, 22 May 2018 Documents in the case showed that in 1998 Ben Venue Laboratories, an Ohio company that produced the heart medication diltiazem, paid GPO fees that exceeded half its sales on the drug. Phillip L. Zweig And, WSJ, 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of diltiazem

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diltiazem

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

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“Diltiazem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diltiazem. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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diltiazem

noun
dil·​ti·​a·​zem | \ dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem How to pronounce diltiazem (audio) \

Medical Definition of diltiazem

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

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