nifedipine nifedipine  /ˌnaɪ ˈfɛ də pin/


  • (n) calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks


  1. Traditional coronary dilators, like the nitroglycerin tablets taken by angina patients, may assume greater importanceas will new ones, such as the experimental drugs nifedipine .
  2. Researchers at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, New York, have discovered that nifedipine also disables the membrane of the sperm, preventing it from binding to an .
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