Diltiazem meaning

dĭl-tīə-zĕm
A calcium channel blocker drug, C22 H26 N2 O4 S, that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat angina pectoris and hypertension.
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A bitter, white, crystalline powder, C22H27ClN2O4S, that dilates blood vessels, used in treating angina pectoris, hypertension, etc.
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A calcium channel blocker drug, C22 H26 N2 O4 S, that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat angina pectoris and hypertension.
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A benzothiazepine drug, a potent vasodilator used to treat hypertension, migraine, angina pectoris, and some types of arrhythmia.
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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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition