nifedipine nifedipine  /ˌnaɪ ˈfɛ də pin/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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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