Nicardipine meaning

nī-kärdə-pēn
A calcium channel blocker drug, C26 H29 N3 O6 , used in its hydrochloride form primarily to treat hypertension and angina pectoris.
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A calcium channel blocker drug, C26 H29 N3 O6 , that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat hypertension.
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Origin of nicardipine

  • ni(tro)– car(boxyl) di(hydro)p(yr)idine class of drugs to which it belongs

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