Definition of nifedipine
: a calcium channel blocker C17H18N2O6 that is a coronary vasodilator used especially in the treatment of angina pectoris
Origin and Etymology of nifedipine
probably nitr- + -fe- (from phenyl) + -dipine (by alteration & shortening from pyridine)
First Known Use: 1971See Words from the same year
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