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calcium channel blocker

 

Definition: a class of drugs with the capacity to prevent calcium ions from passing through biologic membranes. These agents are used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmias.

Synonym(s): calcium channel-blocking agent

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