Verapamil meaning

və-răpə-mĭl
A vasodilator, C27 H38 N2 O4 , that inhibits calcium activity, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and certain cardiac arrhythmias.
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A white, crystalline powder, C27H39ClN2O4, that dilates blood vessels, used in medicine to treat angina pectoris, hypertension, etc.
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A calcium channel blocker drug, C27 H38 N2 O4 , that acts as a coronary vasodilator and is used in its hydrochloride form to treat hypertension and certain cardiac arrhythmias.
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(medicine) A calcium blocker used to treat angina and heart failure.
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Origin of verapamil

  • vera(tryl) one of its constituents (from New Latin Vērātrum hellebore genus veratrine) -pamil vasodilating drug suffix (perhaps p(ropyl)) (am(ino)) ((nitr)il(e))

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