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Nicardipine (Code C66879)

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Preferred Name: Nicardipine

Definition: A synthetic derivative of nitrophenyl-pyridine and potent calcium channel blocker, Nicardipine (Nifedipine Family) blocks calcium ions from certain cell walls and inhibits contraction of coronary and peripheral arteries, resulting in lowered oxygen requirements for heart muscle and decreased arterial contraction and spasm. It is used clinically as a cerebral and coronary vasodilator.

Label: Nicardipine

NCI Thesaurus Code: C66879 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0028005  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 55985-32-5 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
FDA UNII Code CZ5312222S
UMLS CUI C0028005

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Chemical_Formula C26H29N3O6
code C66879
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Nicardipine_Base
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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