verapamil

noun
ve·​rap·​a·​mil | \ və-ˈra-pə-ˌmil How to pronounce verapamil (audio) \

Definition of verapamil

: a calcium channel blocker C27H38N2O4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride

First Known Use of verapamil

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verapamil

perhaps from verap- (altered from letters of papaverine, from analogs of which the drug was developed) + am(ino) + (nitr)il(e)

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verapamil

noun
ve·​rap·​am·​il | \ və-ˈrap-ə-ˌmil How to pronounce verapamil (audio) \

Medical Definition of verapamil

: a calcium channel blocker that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C27H38N2O4·HCl especially to treat hypertension and angina pectoris — see calan

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