diltiazem

noun

dil·​ti·​a·​zem dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem How to pronounce diltiazem (audio)
: 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 There are other calcium blockers that might not have the same side effect, and the cardiologist might try one related to amlodipine (like nifedipine) or unrelated (like diltiazem). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Jan. 2022 The researchers were able to directly connect the opsin signaling cascade to this change in feeding behavior by introducing a blocker of opsin signaling, cis-diltiazem. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 5 Mar. 2012 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diltiazem was in 1975

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“Diltiazem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diltiazem. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

diltiazem

noun
dil·​ti·​a·​zem dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem How to pronounce diltiazem (audio)
: a calcium channel blocker used especially in the form of its hydrochloride C22H26N2O4S·HCl as a coronary vasodilator see cardizem

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