verapamil

[veer-uh-pam-uhl, ver-]
noun Pharmacology.
a white crystalline powder, C 27 H 38 N 2 O 4 , used as a calcium blocker in the treatment of angina and certain arrhythmias.

Origin:
1965–70; perhaps by rearrangement of letters from valeronitrile and aminopropyl, two of its chemical components

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verapamil (vɪˈræpəˌmɪl)
 
n
med a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of angina pectoris, hypertension, and some types of irregular heart rhythm

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Medicines through a vein, including adenosine and verapamil.
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