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calcium channel-blocking agent

calcium channel-blocking agent in Medicine

calcium channel-blocking agent n.
Any of a class of drugs that inhibit movement of calcium ions across a cell membrane, used in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. Also called slow channel-blocking agent.

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