Definition of Calcium blocker
1. Noun. Any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine.
Specialized synonyms: Cardizem, Diltiazem, Nifedipine, Procardia, Calan, Isoptin, Verapamil
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
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1. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"Recently, in a study involving both in vivo and in vitro techniques, Engel and collaborators found that the calcium blocker nifedipine prevented the ..."