verapamil

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noun ve·rap·a·mil \və-ˈra-pə-ˌmil\

Definition of verapamil

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

Origin and Etymology of 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

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noun ve·rap·am·il \və-ˈrap-ə-ˌmil\

Medical Definition of verapamil

  1. :  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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