nifedipine

noun
ni·​fed·​i·​pine | \ nə-ˈfe-də-ˌpēn How to pronounce nifedipine (audio) , -pən \

Definition of nifedipine

: a calcium channel blocker C17H18N2O6 that is a coronary vasodilator used especially in the treatment of angina pectoris

Examples of nifedipine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the women were treated for their high blood pressure with medications such as labetalol and nifedipine; the other women received no blood pressure treatment. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Apr. 2022 For high blood pressure, my doctor took me off amlodipine 5 mg and prescribed a different calcium channel blocker, nifedipine. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Oct. 2021 If that’s not possible, treatment with supplemental oxygen may be enough, the CDC says, along with drugs such as nifedipine, which acts on your body’s calcium to increase your access to blood and oxygen while easing some of the burden on your heart. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 20 Dec. 2018 Some drugs that treat high blood pressure, such as Procardia and Adalat CC (both nifedipine). • Kathy R. Byrnes, Cincinnati.com, 6 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nifedipine

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nifedipine

probably nitr- + -fe- (from phenyl) + -dipine (by alteration & shortening from pyridine)

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“Nifedipine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nifedipine. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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nifedipine

noun
ni·​fed·​i·​pine | \ nī-ˈfed-ə-ˌpēn How to pronounce nifedipine (audio) \

Medical Definition of nifedipine

: a calcium channel blocker C17H18N2O6 that is a coronary vasodilator used especially in the treatment of angina pectoris — see adalat, procardia

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