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Calcium Channel Blockers

"Calcium Channel Blockers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A class of drugs that act by selective inhibition of calcium influx through cell membranes or on the release and binding of calcium in intracellular pools. Since they are inducers of vascular and other smooth muscle relaxation, they are used in the drug therapy of hypertension and cerebrovascular spasms, as myocardial protective agents, and in the relaxation of uterine spasms.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Calcium Channel Blockers" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Calcium Channel Blockers" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 429 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 28 publications in 2010
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.