Noun Verapamil Definition and Examples


Noun:

Verapamil

Pronunciation:

/vəˈrapəmɪl/

Definition:
1.

noun

A synthetic compound which acts as a calcium antagonist and is used to treat angina pectoris and cardiac arrhythmias.
  1. 'The patient was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, verapamil and digoxin, and oxygen, and anticoagulation was adjusted.'
  2. 'I take the blood pressure medicine, verapamil, at bedtime.'


noun, Pharmacology.

1. 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:
1960s: from v(al)er(onitr)il(e) (from valeric acid + nitrile), with the insertion of -apam- (of unknown origin).

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