Drugs & calcium channels: The past, the present & the future

Avinash, A and Kumari, Meena K and Amberkar, Mohan Babu V and Kunder, Sushil Kiran and Pathak, Anurag (2015) Drugs & calcium channels: The past, the present & the future. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 4 (8). pp. 2740-2753. ISSN 2277– 7105

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Abstract

Calcium channels form a significant portion of ionic channels in the human body. They are responsible for various physiological functions, the most important ones being muscle contraction, cardiac contractility, cardiac conduction and maintenance of blood vessel tonicity. Hence, these channels have always been under the microscope so as to develop drugs that will modulate their function. Agents that block these channels are being used very commonly in practice. This review focuses on the basic aspects of calcium channels and the various clinical applications of drugs affecting them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Verapamil; Diltiazem; Dihydropyridines; Nifedipine; Amlodipine; Angina; Hypertension.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 04:42
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2015 04:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143838

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