nifedipine

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of nifedipine
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Etymology[edit]

From ni(tro)phe(nyl) +‎ di(hydro)p(yrid)ine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nifedipine (countable and uncountable, plural nifedipines)

  1. (pharmacology) A synthetic compound which acts as a calcium antagonist and is used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of cardiac and circulatory disorders.

Derived terms[edit]

  • -dipine (calcium channel blocker)
  • -nidipine (calcium channel blocker)

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