a bitter, white, crystalline powder, CHClNOS, that dilates blood vessels, used in treating angina pectoris, hypertension, etc.
in full diltiazem hydrochloride
A calcium channel blocker drug, C22H26N2O4S, that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat angina pectoris and hypertension.
Origin of diltiazem(vaso)dil(ator) -tiazem suff. for calcium channel blockers ( shortening and alteration of benzothiazepine class of compounds ) ( benzo- ) ( thi(o)- ) ( az(o)- ) ( ep(oxide) ) ( -ine 2)