diltiazem

noun dil·ti·a·zem \ dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem \

Definition of diltiazem

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

Origin and Etymology of diltiazem

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


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diltiazem

noun dil·ti·a·zem \ dil-ˈtī-ə-(ˌ)zem \

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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