any of a group of drugs that prevent the influx of calcium into excitable tissues such as smooth muscle of the heart or arterioles, used in the treatment of angina, hypertension, and certain arrhythmias.
a grayish-black, lumpy, crystalline powder, CaC 2 , usually derived from coke or anthracite by reaction with limestone or quicklime: used chiefly for the generation of acetylene, which it yields upon decomposing in water. noun a grey salt of calcium used in the production of acetylene (by its reaction with water) and calcium cyanamide. Formula: […]
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, tasteless powder, CaCO 3 , occurring in nature in various forms, as calcite, chalk, and limestone: used chiefly in dentifrices and polishes and in the manufacture of lime and cement. noun a white crystalline salt occurring in limestone, chalk, marble, calcite, coral, and pearl: used in the production of lime and […]
calcium channel-blocking agent