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Amlodipine Besylate


Amlodipine Besylate: The besylate salt of amlodipine, a synthetic dihydropyridine with antihypertensive and antianginal effects. Amlodipine inhibits the influx of extracellular calcium ions into myocardial and peripheral vascular smooth muscle cells, thereby preventing vascular and myocardial contraction. This results in a dilatation of the main coronary and systemic arteries, decreased myocardial contractility, increased blood flow and oxygen delivery to the myocardial tissue, and decreased total peripheral resistance. This agent may also modulate multi-drug response activity through inhibition of the p-glycoprotein efflux pump.

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Google previewSmall Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book (2014)

by Richard W. Nelson, C. Guillermo Couto

Amlodipine besylate is a long-acting dihydropyridine Ca++-blocker that causes vasodilation without appreciable TABLE 11-1 Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension DRUG DOG CAT. CHAPTER 11 Systemic Arterial Hypertension 195 ...

Google previewHandbook of Veterinary Pharmacology (2013)

by Walter H. Hsu

Amlodipine besylate is a long-acting dihydropyridine Ca2+blocker that causes vasodilation without appreciable cardiac effects.

Google previewCardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine (2011)

by Wendy Ware

Amlodipine besylate is a long-acting dihydropyridine calcium channel-blocker that has vasodilating effects, but no appreciable cardiac ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

trade name for the oral calcium blocker amlodipine besylate. See. TABLE. OF. COMMONLY. PRESCRIBED. DRUGS—TRADE. NAMES. nose N. structure on the face that serves as a passageway for air into and out of the lungs and as an organ of smell. NOSE. Frontal air :4 nus Frontal bone Supenor concha Sphenoidal air.

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

amlodipine besylate (amlō′dipēn bes′əlāt), n brand name: Norvasc; completely surrounds the embryo and contains a protective fluid in which the embryo is immersed. Also called the amnion. amobarbital/amobarbital sodium (am′ōbär′bital), n brand ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy

amlodipine besylate, a dihydropyridine, calcium channel blocking antihypertensive agent. INDICATIONS □ It is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension and angina. CONTRAINDICATIONS □ Known dihydropyridine hypersensitivity. ADVERSE EFFECTS □ Among the commonest are oedema, flushing, headache, dizziness, palpitations and hepatic effects. ammonia, a biological waste product that is formed as a product of amino ...

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